### Simple Optimization (Introduction to Statistical Computing)

Lecture
10: Basics from calculus about minima. Taylor series. Gradient descent and
Newton's method. Curve-fitting by optimization. Illustrations
with `optim` and
`nls`. R
for examples

Reading: recipes 13.1 and 13.2 in The R Cookbook;
chapters I.1, II.1 and II.2 in Red Plenty

Introduction to Statistical Computing

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