fminviz: Visualize Function Minimum

View source: R/fminviz.R

fminviz,flinevizR Documentation

Visualize Function Minimum


Visualizes multivariate functions around a point or along a line between two points in R^n.


fminviz(fn, x0, nlines = 2*length(x0),
        npoints = 51, scaled = 1.0)

flineviz(fn, x1, x2, npoints = 51, scaled = 0.1)



multivariate function to be visualized.


points in n-dimensional space.


number of lines to plot.


number of points used to plot a line.


scale factor to extend the line(s).


fminviz vizualizes the behavior of a multivariate function fn around a point x0. It randomly selects nlines lines through x0 in R^n and draws the curves of the function along these lines in one graph.

Curves that have at least one point below fn(x0) are drawn in red, all others in blue. The scale on the x-axis is the Euclidean distance in R^n. The scale factor can change it.

flineviz vizualizes the behavior of a multivariate function fn along the straight line between the points x1 and x2. Points x1 and x2 are also plotted.


Plots a line graph and returns NULL (invisibly).


## Not run: 
  f1 <- function(x) x[1]^2 - x[2]^2
  fminviz(f1, c(0, 0), nlines = 10)

  f2 <- function(x) (1 - x[1])^2 + 100*(x[2] - x[1]^2)^2
  flineviz(f2, c(0, 0), c(1, 1))
## End(Not run)

adagio documentation built on Oct. 26, 2023, 5:08 p.m.

Related to fminviz in adagio...