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Hello!

I am trying to use NEQNF to solve a system of 6 non linear equations. I need to determine 2 variables to solve my system. According to description i need to define "N" which is the length of "X"(variables) AND "F"(equations).

Does this mean that i can use this solver only if X=F? Because N is defindes as an integer in the example given below in the description.

Or can i define N as a vector? How does declaration of N supposed to look like in this case?

And i have some general questions about the solver:

What happens if there is more than one solution for my system?

I can define XGUESS. Will this guess only be taken for the first step?

Fortran 77, Visual Studio 2008 Pro

Thanks in advance,

ikkebins!

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The number of equations must equal the number of unknowns, if you wish to use NEQNF. To solve over-determined nonlinear equations, consider routines such as UNLSF (IMSL) and ?TRNLSP (MKL).

Does this mean that i can use this solver only if X=F?

"X = F" makes no sense. For example, X could be coordinates expressed in meters, and F could be made up of force components. However, it would be correct to say that size(X) = size(F).

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The number of equations must equal the number of unknowns, if you wish to use NEQNF. To solve over-determined nonlinear equations, consider routines such as UNLSF (IMSL) and ?TRNLSP (MKL).

Does this mean that i can use this solver only if X=F?

"X = F" makes no sense. For example, X could be coordinates expressed in meters, and F could be made up of force components. However, it would be correct to say that size(X) = size(F).

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Thank you very much for your reply!!!

I was looking for a solver like this, but somehow couldn´t find it.

size(X) = size(F): Yes that was what i meant, but guess i was very imprecise there :)

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Mustafa,

Elaborating on the comment that the number of equations must equal the number of variables to use NEQNF - this requirement is required mathematically. If the number of equations is not equal to the number of variables, then you can only solve several of the equations at a time to get a solution. Solving any other pair of equations may give you a different solution. It is unlikely that the solution of all the equations at the same time will give the same unique solution.

NEQN = NVARS is a mathematical requirement, not for any particular solver.

David

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