Monthly Archives: June 2012

Stepping back

Okay, I need to take a step or two back. I realized this while I was slogging through the details of \Lambda poisedness that, thinking the way I do, I need to stop periodically and refresh my view of the big picture. Otherwise, I'm going to get lost. So, here's a refresh of the big

Notation, spanning sets, and gradients

I tried to post this last night, but for some reason the blog was unreachable. Perhaps I need to switch hosting providers. Anyway, on to the good stuff. One of the reasons I struggle with reading math books is their use of notation. I should say that a different way. Based on my training, I'm

Derivative Free Optimization

The book I want to start with is on derivative free optimization[1]. My plan is to do about a chapter a day, though since this text has some denser mathematics than some of the others I'll be looking at, I might slow that down a little bit. We'll see. As is the case with most

Renewed Efforts

So. It's been about six months since I have done anything at all on this blog. Since I have recently been able to add the habit of writing daily (thanks 750words.com !) to my list of accomplishments, I thought I would amplify that by blogging daily. About a year ago, I bought a bunch of