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<h3 class="section">35.4 Providing the function to minimize</h3>
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<p>You must provide a continuous function of one variable for the
minimizers to operate on.  In order to allow for general parameters the
functions are defined by a <code>gsl_function</code> data type
(see <a href="Providing-the-function-to-solve.html#Providing-the-function-to-solve">Providing the function to solve</a>).
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