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MDSMAX Multidirectional search method for direct search optimization.


function [x, fmax, nf] = mdsmax(fun, x, stopit, savit, varargin)


MDSMAX  Multidirectional search method for direct search optimization.
        [x, fmax, nf] = MDSMAX(FUN, x0, STOPIT, SAVIT) attempts to
        maximize the function FUN, using the starting vector x0.
        The method of multidirectional search is used.
        Output arguments:
               x    = vector yielding largest function value found,
               fmax = function value at x,
               nf   = number of function evaluations.
        The iteration is terminated when either
               - the relative size of the simplex is <= STOPIT(1)
                 (default 1e-3),
               - STOPIT(2) function evaluations have been performed
                 (default inf, i.e., no limit), or
               - a function value equals or exceeds STOPIT(3)
                 (default inf, i.e., no test on function values).
        The form of the initial simplex is determined by STOPIT(4):
          STOPIT(4) = 0: regular simplex (sides of equal length, the default),
          STOPIT(4) = 1: right-angled simplex.
        Progress of the iteration is not shown if STOPIT(5) = 0 (default 1).
        If a non-empty fourth parameter string SAVIT is present, then
        `SAVE SAVIT x fmax nf' is executed after each inner iteration.
        NB: x0 can be a matrix.  In the output argument, in SAVIT saves,
            and in function calls, x has the same shape as x0.
        MDSMAX(fun, x0, STOPIT, SAVIT, P1, P2,...) allows additional
        arguments to be passed to fun, via feval(fun,x,P1,P2,...).


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