The standard shooting and fitting algorithm for
non-linear two-point boundary value problems derives from conventional
coordinate perturbation theory. We generalize the algorithm using the
renormalized perturbation theory of strained coordinates. This allows for the
introduction of an arbitrary function, which may be chosen to improve numerical
convergence. An application to a problem in stellar structure exemplifies the
algorithm and shows that, when used in conjunction with the standard procedure,
it has superior convergence compared to the standard one alone.
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