%0 DATA
%A Sp., Dedoussis
%A M., Chardalas
%A Stef., Charalambous
%D 2019
%T A new version of minuit program for a PDP11/34A computer system
%U https://mendeley.figshare.com/articles/dataset/A_new_version_of_minuit_program_for_a_PDP11_34A_computer_system/11334947
%R 10.17632/4f9st58266.1
%2 https://mendeley.figshare.com/ndownloader/files/20095919
%K Computational Physics
%K Computational Method
%X Title of program: PDP-MINUIT
Catalogue Id: ACWH_v2_0 [AAVP]
Nature of problem
A large number of problems can be reduced to the problem of finding the minimum value taken on by a function of one or more variable parameters. The classic example is the estimation of unknown parameters in a theory by minimizing the difference (chi-square) between theory and experimental data and the establishment of the errors of these parameters. In this kind of problem the theory is represented by a function F(xi), where xi are the unknown parameters of the theory.
Versions of this program held in the CPC repository in Mendeley Data
ACWH_v1_0; MINUIT; 10.1016/0010-4655(75)90039-9
ACWH_v2_0; PDP-MINUIT; 10.1016/0010-4655(84)90079-1
This program has been imported from the CPC Program Library held at Queen's University Belfast (1969-2019)