[R] Fortune? -- was Re: optim with simulated annealing SANN ...
Achim.Zeileis at uibk.ac.at
Fri Dec 16 23:32:47 CET 2011
On Fri, 16 Dec 2011, Bert Gunter wrote:
> I thought John Nash's comment below was profound and a possible
> Fortunes candidate:
> (Aside: I believe it applies to a great deal of what is discussed on
> this list, not just stochastic optimization.)
Thanks for the pointer, very true indeed - and now also in the devel
version of "fortunes" on R-Forge
> ... (in the context of stochastic optimization)
>> ... As with many tools in this domain, for effective use they
>> require more knowledge than many of their users possess, and can be dangerous because they
>> seem to "work".
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