org.apache.commons.math3.optimization.general

## Enum ConjugateGradientFormula

• All Implemented Interfaces:
Serializable, Comparable<ConjugateGradientFormula>

```public enum ConjugateGradientFormula
extends Enum<ConjugateGradientFormula>```
Available choices of update formulas for the β parameter in `NonLinearConjugateGradientOptimizer`.

The β parameter is used to compute the successive conjugate search directions. For non-linear conjugate gradients, there are two formulas to compute β:

• Fletcher-Reeves formula
• Polak-Ribière formula
On the one hand, the Fletcher-Reeves formula is guaranteed to converge if the start point is close enough of the optimum whether the Polak-Ribière formula may not converge in rare cases. On the other hand, the Polak-Ribière formula is often faster when it does converge. Polak-Ribière is often used.

Since:
2.0
Version:
\$Id: ConjugateGradientFormula.java 1244107 2012-02-14 16:17:55Z erans \$
See Also:
`NonLinearConjugateGradientOptimizer`
• ### Enum Constant Summary

Enum Constants
Enum Constant and Description
`FLETCHER_REEVES`
Fletcher-Reeves formula.
`POLAK_RIBIERE`
Polak-Ribière formula.
• ### Method Summary

Methods
Modifier and Type Method and Description
`static ConjugateGradientFormula` `valueOf(String name)`
Returns the enum constant of this type with the specified name.
`static ConjugateGradientFormula[]` `values()`
Returns an array containing the constants of this enum type, in the order they are declared.
• ### Methods inherited from class java.lang.Enum

`clone, compareTo, equals, finalize, getDeclaringClass, hashCode, name, ordinal, toString, valueOf`
• ### Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object

`getClass, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait`
• ### Enum Constant Detail

• #### FLETCHER_REEVES

`public static final ConjugateGradientFormula FLETCHER_REEVES`
Fletcher-Reeves formula.
• #### POLAK_RIBIERE

`public static final ConjugateGradientFormula POLAK_RIBIERE`
Polak-Ribière formula.
• ### Method Detail

• #### values

`public static ConjugateGradientFormula[] values()`
Returns an array containing the constants of this enum type, in the order they are declared. This method may be used to iterate over the constants as follows:
```for (ConjugateGradientFormula c : ConjugateGradientFormula.values())
System.out.println(c);
```
Returns:
an array containing the constants of this enum type, in the order they are declared
• #### valueOf

`public static ConjugateGradientFormula valueOf(String name)`
Returns the enum constant of this type with the specified name. The string must match exactly an identifier used to declare an enum constant in this type. (Extraneous whitespace characters are not permitted.)
Parameters:
`name` - the name of the enum constant to be returned.
Returns:
the enum constant with the specified name
Throws:
`IllegalArgumentException` - if this enum type has no constant with the specified name
`NullPointerException` - if the argument is null

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