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- FFTW is a highly performant library for Discrete Fourier Transforms in C.
- MinGW-w64 enables the creation of Windows binaries with gcc.
- GNU Octave is an open-source MATLAB alternative.
- Julia is a thoroughly modern programming language for numerical computing.
Let's say you have an objective function , and you constrain your search space to . A technique called Particle Swarm Optimization employs methods inspired by swarms in nature to search for the global minimum of . I used it to fit a differential equations model to data from Cholera outbreaks in Haiti.