Questions on the use of Mathematica to construct models for approximating empirical data.

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Polynomial Equation/Function With Even Degree Order [on hold]

I have the following data for $x$ and $y$ axis, which I am reading from an Excel file by using the Import command and plotting by using the ...
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How can I fit two datasets with common fit parameters? [closed]

I have two datasets, say data1 and data2, which can be modeled by the functions f1[params__] ...
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How to fit a plot with error bar as weight?

I try to fit a line which can fit through the points considering the error weight of each coordinate. Is it possible to do in Mathematica? I can only find Fit function which did not do what I really ...
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Fitting Stradivari's scroll

How can I find the simplest curve that gives me a scroll like this? This is where I am at the moment and doing it by hand is becoming more and more cumbersome. First, take a drawing of the scroll ...
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Finding NonlinearModelFit of multiple data sets with the same parameters and in two dimensions

I have multiple sets of data (between 3 and 6 depending on the cases) dependent of space, time, and some parameters. The data are the response of a harmonic oscillator under a non-trigonometrical ...
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NonlinearModelFit with constraints error estimate integrity

I use NonlinearModelFit with additional constraints on the fitting parameteres. When I use "ParameterErrors" or ...
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Fitting problem

I have two points stored in data: data = {{0.0166667, 2.86927*10^-12}, {0.0333333, 1.12725*10^-11}}; ...
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Fitting 6 differential equations to 6 sets of data

I am using the newest Mathematica and I am trying to fit a set of 6 linear differential equations to a set of experimental data for each of the six variables. I am a baby beginner at this and could ...
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Modeling of soccer results using GeneralizedLinearModelFit

I am trying to recreate the regression in "Analysis of sports data by using bivariate Poisson models," which can be found here, ...
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Find min-max for slope in linear fit

I have a following data which follows a linear model with intercept zero, i.e. $$y = mx $$ ...
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List argument for NonlinearModelFit

If I have a function of list argument (presumably with large number of entries), how can I pass it to NonlinearModelFit? I don't want to pass it by pattern checking ...
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Finding error in an exponential fit

I'm a beginner with Mathematica and I'm trying to find the error in 'A' from the following fit: -A I0 E^(-Y A) The code I've used to plot the fit is the ...
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Exact meaning of `VarianceEstimatorFunction`

After reading the documentation, it's still unclear for me what VarianceEstimatorFunction does when fed with two arguments: ...
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Fitting Data when both Variables Have Uncertainties [duplicate]

Does there exist a method in Mathematica for fitting some function f(x; a, b)=y (with parameters a, b) to data of the form {x, y} when both x and y have different uncertainties? It seems like it would ...
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A case of complicated fitting of multiple datasets

I've stumbled upon a difficulty while trying to do some fitting which may be called sorta complicated. I'll try to introduce my problem step by step. To begin with, I have a number of datasets ...
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Sum to Zero Constraint in GeneralizedLinearModelFit

Is there a way to impose a constraint on a generalized linear model fit in Mathematica? In R, when using the glm() function, you can set options(contrasts=c('YY.sum', 'ZZ.sum')). Is there something ...
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How to Find minimum and maximum using `FindMaximum[]` and `FindMinimum[]`

this is the data that i use to plot. data_damped_osccilation this is my code so far, however it still give me error ...
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NonLinearModelFitting constant offset problem

I have written the following code: ...
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Standard error of linear fit parameters

I fitted data belonging to a MSD (mean squared displacement of a vibrating micrometer sized particle) by using a linear function: ...
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Failed to extract parameters by fitting data with ODE

I'm trying to extract 4 parameters by fitting one set of data with an ODE via NonlinearModelFit. I originally thought the process should be straightforward, but later on I found I was totally wrong. ...
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Is there is a decreasing function that fits my data?

Cross-posted in http://tieba.baidu.com/p/4440556337 http://tieba.baidu.com/p/4440547130 I was wondering if there is a function that fits the following data perfectly or properly. There is a ...
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NonlinearModelFit for analytical data is giving errors [closed]

"x is lambda, y is alpha, z is the factor of pressure" ...
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fit multiple dataset with a single ODE to extract parameters

I found my problem very similar to the one discussed in here. But I'm having difficulties to fit multiple dataset (with varied temperatures) to a single ODE. The hurdle for me now is since the rate ...
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Why can't FindFit get the proper result in this problem?

Cross-posted in http://tieba.baidu.com/p/4425634583 The mathematica helps me solve one differential equation in numerial method and got the data of the answer,but the taylor series fit is not good in ...
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Maximum Likelihood Estimation of Gamma-distribution Scale parameter

I have the following tasks: Generate random sample with given parameters shape = 2, scale = 0.001 and shape = 2, scale = 1/1200 for the right censored sample; Using Maximum Likelihood Method ...
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FindFit only fitting portions of data

I'm currently trying to fit some complicated data sets and I am having some luck. The higher temperature data works just fine with FindFit. Unfortunately, ...
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Plotting error bars in both dimensions for straight line model [duplicate]

I want to fit a straight line model of the form $y_i = a+ b\ x_i$ to the list of $(x, y)$ pairs given below. How can I plot the data with error bars in both coordinates? ...
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Fitting EV charging curve

I would like to fit my set of data (x = time and y = power) as seen below, and obtain function of x describing it as close as possible, in order to manipulate it (applying different SOC, time offsets ...
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Plotting plane from a matrix or data table

After weeks collecting data I've decided to pass my results through Wolfram Alpha and see what it gets. The results are amazingly useful, specially the plane generated by linear regression. It is ...
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Fit image of mountain to gaussian

I want to detect the edges of an image of a mountain and then fit that to a gaussian. I am unsure about how to only get the mountain edge, rather than every single edge in the image. How do I ...
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Putting suitable constraints on the `Find` family of functions

Can any of the Find group of functions be used to get a good curve-fit for a range of data, if the value of $f(1)$ is known, and the value of $\lim_{n\rightarrow ...
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Algorithm used by Fit[]

Does anyone know what algorithm Mathematica's basic Fit[] function uses? Is it proprietary? I'm trying to do some pretty basic, linear, polynomial data fitting ...
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Computing least squares error [closed]

I have a mathematica subroutine setup that computes the least squares approximation as follows ...
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Fitting Coxian distribution to some data

I'm trying to fit a transformed (actually shifted to the right) Coxian distribution to some data ( if needed an example set is here Sim data ). I've tried a number of ways for this: ...
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Ridge and lasso regression missing? [closed]

There is no implemented command to perform ridge or lasso regression? I couldn't find it in the documentation. Might be there are add-on packages I am not aware of.
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Writing a function to set up and solve the least squares problem

I have setup the explicit line equation for a given set of points using least-squares approximation and the knots computed below. I have tried extending the same code for use with an arbitrary degree, ...
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Problem fitting a exponential function to data points [closed]

finale edit: i found someone who solved my problem via matlab. therefore i wont try out the proposed solutions now, but wont delete my question in case someone might have use for the proposed ...
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NonLinearModelFit to a Function [closed]

I have a multiple dimension function that is fairly complicated. Instead of simply using Series to get a taylor series of the function, I would rather specify my ...
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Low quality of estimated parameters with NonlinearModelFit

I'm trying to fit formula: ...
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Why is NonlinearModelFit not working?

I have a set of x,y-values ...
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Faster way to test possible points-to-plane-fitting identity?

Summary: I want to confirm the three sum-defined quantities in https://github.com/barrycarter/bcapps/blob/master/STACK/planetest.m (also below) are identically zero for all values of n>=3. While ...
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LinearModelFit: Standard error or Standard error of the mean on the slope [closed]

UPDATED 02/14/16 Let me make this question clearer. Suppose each measurement that I make consists of three points, each with its own error governed by a normal distribution, on an XY plot. Obviously ...
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LinearModelFit: How to compute R-squared? [closed]

Is there a simple way to computed the R-Squared(adjusted and not adjusted), from the LinearModelFit? It has so many options, but none for the R-Squared, that I suspect there's a simple way to compute ...
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Fitting bivariate data using FindFit [closed]

I am trying to fit the following bivariate data set using the FindFit function: ...
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Problem with FindFit: Low quality of estimated parameters

I'm trying to fit a Cole-Davidson formula: ...
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Linear fit with conditional noise distribution

I need to fit a linear model of the form $y_i = a · x_i + b + e_i$. The $e_i$ are independent noise from a distribution that depends on $x$ as well as on global parameters of the data; however, the ...
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Find a family of curves

I have a diagram with seven curves (each with a different parameter). My goal is to find a function for the family of curves (i.e. a single function not just for the seven parameters, but for all ...
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How can I calculate the root of any order of power series

How can I calculate the root of any order of power series with Mathematica. Here I insert every quantity by hand. But I want to give a, ...
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x and y axis nonlinear error fit possible? [duplicate]

I have a set of datapoints with x (position) errors as well as y (measurement) errors. Is there a way in Mathematica to fit a nonlinear function through this points, with weighting both, the x and y ...
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Exponential fitting - isn't actually a BUG there?

There are many questions on this site about wrong exponential fitting in Mathematica but no one considers this well-known problem as a potential bug. Usually people suggest well-known workarounds ...