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from __future__ import absolute_import, division, print_function
from ..compat import *
from .descent_minimizer import DescentMinimizer
class SteepestDescent(DescentMinimizer):
""" Implementation of the steepest descent minimization scheme.
Also known as 'gradient descent'. This algorithm simply follows the
functional's gradient for minimization.
"""
def get_descent_direction(self, energy):
return -energy.gradient