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Mathematics of Computation

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ISSN 1088-6842 (online) ISSN 0025-5718 (print)

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Computation of best one-sided $L_{1}$ approximation
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by James T. Lewis PDF
Math. Comp. 24 (1970), 529-536 Request permission


A computational procedure based on linear programming is presented for finding the best one-sided ${L_1}$ approximation to a given function. A theorem which ensures that the computational procedure yields approximations which converge to the best approximation is proved. Some numerical examples are discussed.
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  • © Copyright 1970 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Math. Comp. 24 (1970), 529-536
  • MSC: Primary 65.20; Secondary 41.00
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  • MathSciNet review: 0273780