
 The Amoeba algorithm 
  On the other hand, the theoretical underpinnings of the algorithm, such as its convergence properties, are less than satisfactory [10, 13]. 
  In this paper, we focus on one implementation of the NelderMead algorithm as described in the popular handbook Numerical Recipes [17], where it is called the amoeba algorithm. 
  The amoeba algorithm maintains at each iteration a nondegenerate simplex, a geometric figure in n dimensions of nonzero volume that is the convex hull of n+1 vertices, 
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