questions about minimize commands

Dear all,
In the LAMMPS mannual, when i read the energy minimization command “minimize etol ftol maxiter maxeval” in which “etol = stopping tolerance for energy (unitless)”, “ftol = stopping tolerance for force (force units)”, “maxiter = max iterations of minimizer”, “maxeval = max number of force/energy evaluations”, i can understand what the etol, ftol and maxiter mean, but i’m confused with the last parameter maxeval. could you please tell what the maxeval really mean? does it mean the maximum value of force/energy?
thank you so much.
Best regards,
LIU

Dear all,
In the LAMMPS mannual, when i read the energy minimization command "minimize
etol ftol maxiter maxeval" in which "etol = stopping tolerance for energy
(unitless)", "ftol = stopping tolerance for force (force units)", "maxiter
= max iterations of minimizer", "maxeval = max number of force/energy
evaluations", i can understand what the etol, ftol and maxiter mean, but i'm
confused with the last parameter maxeval. could you please tell what the
maxeval really mean? does it mean the maximum value of force/energy?

no.

when reading the documentation, you just have to keep reading. it is
all explained here:

http://lammps.sandia.gov/doc/minimize.html

axel.