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#
# Copyright(C) 2013-2017 Max-Planck-Society
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# NIFTy is being developed at the Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astrophysik
# and financially supported by the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes.
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from .descent_minimizer import DescentMinimizer
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class SteepestDescent(DescentMinimizer):
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    def get_descent_direction(self, energy):
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        """ Implementation of the steepest descent minimization scheme.

        Also known as 'gradient descent'. This algorithm simply follows the
        functionals gradient for minization.

        Parameters
        ----------
        energy : Energy
            An instance of the Energy class which shall be minized. The
            position of `energy` is used as the starting point of minization.

        Returns
        -------
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        descent_direction : Field
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            Returns the descent direction.

        """

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        return -energy.gradient