# [Matrix-SIG] Version 0.10 of minpack module is ready.

**Travis Oliphant
**
Oliphant.Travis@mayo.edu

*Sun, 11 Apr 1999 02:39:33 -0500 (CDT)*

I just want to let interested people know that I have a working version a
wrapper for the nonlinear N-variable root finder in the FORTRAN package
minpack. I won't post it generally until I have several more of the
functions from that package incorporated (including a minimization routine
for the sum of squares of M nonlinear functions in N variables based on
the Levenberg-Marquardt algorithm).
The routine is called fsolve in Python and takes as arguments a callable
object (function, method) and an intial guess sequence. The callable
object is a function of N-variables. Fsolve tries to find the sequence
for which the function returns zero.
I'm looking for people who are interested in getting alpha versions
of these kinds of tools for testing. I'm more interested in finding
someone who wants to use this example code to get started wrapping up
functions like LSODE from ODEPACK.
Send me mail if you are interested in the code, now. I'll post it
generally, when I've added a bit more. It may be a week or two.