# Newton method¶

Consider the function $$f(x) = \exp(x) - \frac{3}{2} - \arctan(x)$$

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from numpy import linspace,abs
from sympy import Symbol,exp,atan,diff,lambdify
from matplotlib.pyplot import figure,subplot,plot,grid,title


We define the function using sympy and automatically compute its derivative. Then we make functions out of these.

In [10]:
x=Symbol('x')
# Define the function
f=exp(x)-3.0/2.0-atan(x)
# Compute its derivative
df=diff(f,x)
# Make functions
F = lambdify(x, f, modules=['numpy'])
DF = lambdify(x, df, modules=['numpy'])
X = linspace(-1,1,100)
figure(figsize(10,4))
subplot(1,2,1)
plot(X,F(X))
grid('on')
title('Function')
subplot(1,2,2)
plot(X,DF(X))
grid('on')
title('Derivative')

Out[10]:
<matplotlib.text.Text at 0x10f4b0b10>
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M = 20      # maximum iterations
x = 0.5     # initial guess
eps = 1e-15 # relative tolerance on root

f = F(x)
for i in range(M):
df= DF(x)
dx= -f/df
x = x + dx
e = abs(dx)
f = F(x)
print "{0:6d} {1:22.14e} {2:22.14e} {3:22.14e}".format(i,x,e,abs(f))
if e < eps * abs(x):
break

     0   8.71059792151655e-01   3.71059792151655e-01   1.72847808769943e-01
1   7.76133043351671e-01   9.49267487999836e-02   1.30353403123729e-02
2   7.67717620302437e-01   8.41542304923425e-03   9.81774270505387e-05
3   7.67653269950858e-01   6.43503515784806e-05   5.71995606435394e-09
4   7.67653266201279e-01   3.74957960683442e-09   2.22044604925031e-16
5   7.67653266201279e-01   1.45556000556775e-16   0.00000000000000e+00