# The levmar package

The Levenberg-Marquardt algorithm is an iterative technique that finds a local minimum of a function that is expressed as the sum of squares of nonlinear functions. It has become a standard technique for nonlinear least-squares problems and can be thought of as a combination of steepest descent and the Gauss-Newton method. When the current solution is far from the correct one, the algorithm behaves like a steepest descent method: slow, but guaranteed to converge. When the current solution is close to the correct solution, it becomes a Gauss-Newton method.

Optional box- and linear constraints can be given. Both single and double precision floating point types are supported.

The actual algorithm is implemented in a C library which is bundled with bindings-levmar which this package depends on. See: http://www.ics.forth.gr/~lourakis/levmar/.

This library consists of two layers:

LevMar.Intermediate: A medium-level layer that wraps the low-level functions from bindings-levmar to provide a more Haskell friendly interface.

LevMar: A high-level layer that uses type-level programming to add extra type safety.

Each layer also has special curve-fitting variants:

LevMar.Intermediate.Fitting

LevMar.Fitting

Each layer also has special variants that automatically compute the jacobian using automatic differentiation using Conal Elliott's vector-space library:

LevMar.Intermediate.AD

LevMar.Intermediate.Fitting.AD

LevMar.AD

LevMar.Fitting.AD

Note however that this feature is still very experimental!

All modules are self-contained; i.e. each module re-exports all the things you need to work with it.

For an example how to use this library see Demo.hs which is included in this package. Demo.hs is a Haskell translation of lmdemo.c from the C levmar library.

A note regarding the license:

This library depends on bindings-levmar which is bundled together with a C library which falls under the GPL. Please be aware of this when distributing programs linked with this library. For details see the description and license of bindings-levmar.

## Properties

Versions | 0.1, 0.2, 0.2.1, 0.3, 1.0, 1.1, 1.1.0.1, 1.2, 1.2.0.1, 1.2.1, 1.2.1.1, 1.2.1.2, 1.2.1.3, 1.2.1.4, 1.2.1.5, 1.2.1.6 |
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Dependencies | base (>=3 && <4.2), bindings-levmar (>=0.1.1.1 && <0.2), MemoTrie (>=0.4.5 && <0.5), vector-space (>=0.5.7 && <0.6) [details] |

License | BSD3 |

Copyright | (c) 2009 Roel van Dijk & Bas van Dijk |

Author | Roel van Dijk & Bas van Dijk |

Maintainer | vandijk.roel@gmail.com, v.dijk.bas@gmail.com |

Stability | experimental |

Category | Numerical, Math |

Source repository | head: darcs get http://code.haskell.org/levmar |

Uploaded | Wed Sep 16 14:33:28 UTC 2009 by BasVanDijk |

Distributions | NixOS:1.2.1.6 |

Downloads | 2966 total (29 in the last 30 days) |

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## Downloads

- levmar-0.2.1.tar.gz [browse] (Cabal source package)
- Package description (included in the package)