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bug #54445: fzero doesn't (always) accept initial value 0

Submitter:  Olaf Till <i7tiol>
Submitted:  Sat 04 Aug 2018 04:24:18 PM UTC
Category:  Octave Function Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Regression
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Olaf Till Open/Closed:  * Closed
Release:  * 4.4.0 Operating System:  * GNU/Linux
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  None
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Mon 06 Aug 2018 04:24:50 AM UTC, comment #3: 

I modified the changeset to remove the change regarding slope0.  slope0 is the initial slope and has to be computed at the start so that it can be compared later to the actual slope at the solution.  But it isn't a problem, because when the first issue with bracketing is fixed then b and a can no longer be the same and (b - a) is no longer zero.

For the final cset see https://hg.savannah.gnu.org/hgweb/octave/rev/092bb49b6962.

Marking as fixed and closing report.

Rik <rik5>
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Mon 06 Aug 2018 03:39:14 AM UTC, comment #2: 

Marking as a regression as well since this worked in 4.2.2.  I will take a look at Marco's patch.  I was in the midst of updating other parts of fzero.m anyways.

Rik <rik5>
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Sun 05 Aug 2018 09:26:21 AM UTC, comment #1: 

They are two different bugs, although both related to the initial bracketing. The attached patch solves both problems for me.

(file #44712)

Marco Caliari <caliari>
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Sat 04 Aug 2018 04:24:18 PM UTC, original submission:  

fzero doesn't (always) accept initial value 0 any more:

octave:4> fzero (@ (x) x + 1, 1)
ans = -1

octave:5> fzero (@ (x) x + 1, 0)
error: fzero: not a valid initial bracketing
error: called from
    fzero at line 178 column 5

Maybe unrelated (sorry):
octave:3> fzero (@ (x) x, 0)
warning: division by zero
warning: called from
    fzero at line 181 column 10
ans = 0

Olaf Till <i7tiol>
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file #44712:  fzero.diff added by caliari (2KiB - application/x-tex)


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2018-08-06 rik5 StatusPatch Submitted Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen Closed
    2018-08-06 rik5 Item GroupUnexpected Error or Warning Regression
    2018-08-05 caliari Attached File- Added fzero.diff, #44712
        StatusNone Patch Submitted

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