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DEoptim: An R Package for Global Optimization by Differential Evolution

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  • Katharine M. Mullen
  • David Ardia
  • David L. Gil
  • Donald Windover
  • James Cline

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This article describes the R package DEoptim, which implements the differential evolution algorithm for global optimization of a real-valued function of a real-valued parameter vector. The implementation of differential evolution in DEoptim interfaces with C code for efficiency. The utility of the package is illustrated by case studies in fitting a Parratt model for X-ray reflectometry data and a Markov-switching generalized autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity model for the returns of the Swiss Market Index.

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  1. Rodrigue Oeuvray & Pascal Junod, 2013. "On time scaling of semivariance in a jump-diffusion process," Papers 1311.1122, arXiv.org.
  2. Ardia, David & Boudt, Kris & Carl, Peter & Mullen, Katharine M. & Peterson, Brian, 2010. "Differential Evolution (DEoptim) for Non-Convex Portfolio Optimization," MPRA Paper 22135, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Arne Henningsen & Géraldine Henningsen, 2011. "Econometric Estimation of the “Constant Elasticity of Substitution" Function in R: Package micEconCES," IFRO Working Paper 2011/9, University of Copenhagen, Department of Food and Resource Economics.
  4. Eling, Martin & Holder, Stefan, 2012. "The Value of Interest Rate Guarantees in Participating Life insurance Contracts: Status Quo and Alternative Product Design," Working Papers on Finance 1221, University of St. Gallen, School of Finance.
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  6. Ho, Kin-Yip & Shi, Yanlin & Zhang, Zhaoyong, 2013. "How does news sentiment impact asset volatility? Evidence from long memory and regime-switching approaches," The North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 26(C), pages 436-456.
  7. Ardia, David & Ospina, Juan & Giraldo, Giraldo, 2010. "Jump-Diffusion Calibration using Differential Evolution," MPRA Paper 26184, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 25 Oct 2010.

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