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Error in fmincon: undefined getIpOptions

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Lukas Meyerolbersleben
Lukas Meyerolbersleben on 25 Jul 2019
Commented: Vivian Toca Díaz on 15 Jul 2021
Good evening,
I am trying to use fmincon to fit a multinomial tree model to behavioural data. I'm aware that other questions have been asked about the same error, but those questions haven't been resolved (see for example and wouldn't apply in my case anyway. Five parameters, each with the lower bound [0] and the upper bound [1], are to be estimated to minimize a G-squared estimate of goodness of fit (expressed in a customized function "Goodness_of_Fit_1", which itself works fine). No other constraints apply here, resulting in the following syntax:
fmincon(@Goodness_of_Fit_1, [0,0,0,0,0], [],[],[],[],[0,0,0,0,0],[1,1,1,1,1])
However, this returns the following error:
Undefined function or variable 'getIpOptions'.
Error in fmincon (line 811)
options = getIpOptions(options,sizes.nVar,mEq,flags.constr,defaultopt,10,0.01);
I am using Matlab R2018b and the path to fmincon is correct (uses the same version).
Thank you very much for your help!
Lukas Meyerolbersleben
Lukas Meyerolbersleben on 25 Jul 2019
Then it returns:
'getIpOptions' not found.

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Answers (2)

Jim Hokanson
Jim Hokanson on 26 Nov 2019
I had this problem and just reinstalled the optimizaton toolbox ...

Matt J
Matt J on 25 Jul 2019
Well, it should be there. On my machine,
>> which -all getIpOptions
F:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2018b\toolbox\optim\optim\getIpOptions.m
I suggest you check your anti-virus software to see if it may have quarantined it. Then, I would do a complete clean re-install. By clean reinstall, I mean you first delete any existing R2018b folders.

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