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

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Fitting a beta distribution to a probability density curve

If I have a spectral data set showing measured energy on the y-axis and frequency on the x-axis, how would I go about fitting this to a beta distribution? For example, lets say I had the data for the ...
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Nonlinear least squares

I have a typical nonlinear least square problem and it seems very similar to the example provided in the section on parameter fitting at the Wolfram website. Unfortunately I always get some error ...
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How do I calculate RSquared in Mathematica 9? [closed]

I imported data from an Excel package and used LinearModelFit to return a FittedModel: FittedModel[6.90762 - 0.999573 x] How ...
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Fitting data using a differential equation

I have data generated from two functions given below. How can I go about finding a fit of the form: y'[x] == -(a + b/(c + d y[x] + e F[x] )) where a,b,c,d,e are ...
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Method used by FindFit

Using FindFit, Mathematica selects an optimal algorithm when Automatic is selected. I'd like to know the name of the method ...
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Mathematica vs Sigmaplot (Non LinearModelFit)

I asked a question in a previous post that was closed because "The title of the question is not correct and the issue here is too trivial to help anyone later". NonLinearModelFit It's possible ...
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Determing two Nonlinear model fits with 95% confidence bands from one data set

I have the following data which is postulated to have contributions from two different sources .....as can be seen from the confidence band, many points are out of the band. Question: How can I ...
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Estimating a distribution using binned data

I have data from which information has been irretrievably lost through binning and I am trying to find a plausible distribution from which it derives. There is an academic paper suggesting that the ...
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Problem with NonlinearModelFit

I'm having trouble with a non-linear fit: fit = NonlinearModelFit[data, y0 + A Sin[\[Pi] (x - xc)/w], {y0, xc, A, w}, x] where ...
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Curve fitting data to model

Example Assumptions: ...
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How to solve this FindFit::nrlnum:

the following code show error message FindFit::nrlnum: "The function value {6.71759 -9.36268*10^-8\ I,6.51797 -8.42641*10^-8\ I,6.31789 -7.49014*10^-8\ I,6.1179 -6.55387*10^-8\ I,5.91794 ...
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How do I construct a non-linear model from experimental data?

I want to find a function $w=f(x,y,z)$ that fits experimentally determined values of w. For example, assume ...
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How does Mathematica estimate error on fit parameters?

When performing a fit using NonlinearModelFit (or any of Mathematica fitting functions, but I am particularly interested in nonlinear models), Mathematica makes a ...
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NonlinearModelFit with multiple parameters

I am now trying a slightly more complicated model which actually consists of finding the parameters of 2 particles in an Image (I attached an Plot of an image). Although I put very good initial values ...
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is there an option for FitResiduals in FindFit?

I know this option exists in NonlinearModelFit and probably in other fit models as well but for some reason the best result i get is with FindFit. Regards Doron
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Judging the quality of fitting an EventData object to a distribution using LogRankTest

I have $389$ data points defined in an EventData object and want to judge the quality of fit of this data to a fitted $3$-parameter Weibull distribution. This ...
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FindFit not giving a good fit despite good initial parameters

I'm having a problem with FindFit not giving a good fit to my data, even though the initial parameters I give look really good when plotted. The fitting function is ...
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Fitting data set with series expansion

I have a function given in a form of a list: ScalarField={{$\epsilon$,$y_1$},..{1,$y_{3000}$}} It is defined in the range $(\epsilon,1)$ (spacing between grid points is homogeneous), where ...
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Using FindFit for step functions

Having used FindFit like so: ...
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What exactly is “ParameterErrors” of NonlinearModelFit?

I am trying to get what I call a "$\chi^2$ fit". This means taking a function $f(x,p)$ of the variable $x$ with a parameter $p$ and finding the value of $p$ that minimizes the "distance" from a data ...
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Fitting one function to another

I'd like to see how close I can fit an exponential function to a cosine function in the domain of $\;-\frac{\pi}{2}$ to $\frac{\pi}{2}$ in the least squares sense. ...
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How does Mma compute Confidence Intervals?

I am trying to understand how Mma computes the Confidence Intervals after a NonlinearModelFit. Consider the following example: ...
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Fitting a Function With a Numerical Integral [duplicate]

I am having trouble using FindFit with the following function. ...
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Having trouble fitting data using NonlinearModelFit

I'm trying to fit data = {{2002, 45000}, {2004, 90000}, {2005, 120000}, {2013, 211000}}; to an exponential function ...
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Methods for NonlinearModelFit

I am using NonlinearModelFit for a thesis project. I get quite different results if I change the Method to LevenbergMarquardt or QuasiNewton or ConjugateGradient ...
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FindMaximum of loglikelihood in Gaussian Process

I am trying to implement a Gaussian Process and have problems to maximize the loglikelihood because the function consists of a determinant of a matrix that is dependent of 2 variables and the product ...
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Smoothing a function

NDsolve gives me a solution to a certain NL PDE. I want to evaluate the rate of exponential decay of the maxima of the solutions in time. So, I plot ...
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Fitting a function

I defined and evaluated a function Max2[t_?NumericQ] := Log[Abs[-1 + First[Maximize[sol1[[2]][x, t], 0 <= x <= L, x]]]]; Now, I expect this to be close to ...
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Getting an equation of particular curve

How can I get an equation of the similar shaped curve? I've tried to get it like y = a + c x^2 + d x^3: ...
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How to determine the center and radius of a circle given three points in 3D?

I was wondering if anyone could give me a hand with this problem I have. I have six points on a plane, and I am trying to determine if they form a circle or not. I know that any three points in 2D ...
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Implement planar correction for skewed 3D profilometric data

I have some data that represents small-scale surface topography. The data is planar but not flat because it's impractical to level this microscope to a tolerance of microns. It looks like this: I'd ...
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Find parameters of ODEs to fit solution data

Problem How to find the initial conditions x[0],y[0] and the optimal value of parameters ...
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Using FindFit to fit nonlinear ODE parameters, subject to a constraint (an inverse problem)

Similar to this post I am finding that constraints tend to make FindFit poor at finding a good fit. However, unlike the previous post, the constraints are required ...
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How could I code the following nonlinear regression?

I am an extremely limited user of Mathematica. Could someone tell me how to set the following nonlinear regression problem : Y = Sum[a[i] F[i,X] , i = 1,4] ...
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fit a curve in a three dimensional space

I have a list of points of a curve in a three dimensional space, like ...
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How to fit ODE's coefficient, just like using NMinimize [duplicate]

I want to fit ODE's coefficients to a model. I tried using NMinimize, but it seems it does symbolic instead of numerical calculations. ...
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NonlinearModelFit is not giving the fit with minimum chi^2

First of all, a bit of background, I am using Mathematica to fit angular distributions of gamma rays, so I apologize for some of the serious messiness in the formulas. The data is simple I have three ...
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Having Trouble Fitting Complicated Exponential Function with FindFit

I am working on high pressure shock experiments and am trying to figure out a the temperature of a sample under strong shocks. I have a measure value from 4 wavelengths of a pyrometer and am using a ...
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LeastSquares with some parameters missing

I want to do a partial least squares (PLS) regression using LeastSquares on my data. The input parameters are temperature, humidity and pressure for a given date. ...
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How can I compute and plot the 95% confidence bands for a fitted logistic regression model?

I have a set of binary data that I' d like to fit a logistic regression model to and show the 95% confidence band around the fitted function. I can produce the regression model but how do I compute ...
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Combined fitting via NonlinearModelFit

I am trying to fit my data to a combined function model. Say I have two functions with some common parameter(s) f[x_]:= a*x^2 + b*x + c g[x_]:= d*x^2 + e*x + c ...
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Curve Fitting Errors

I am trying to fit a part of a dataset to the function $$ae^{-b\sqrt{x-c}}$$. My friend was using GNUPlot to this and got reasonably good results. However when I try to this with Mathematica : ...
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How to Use ProbabilityScalePlot with Censored Data?

I am trying to reproduce a ProbabilityScalePlot of censored data shown here (see Sample Analysis Plot). Here is my Mathematica code. First I deal with the uncensored case. ...
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FindFit for a differential equation model with multiple variables?

I'm trying to figure out how to use FindFit with a multivariable differential equation model and data. I've successfully made it work for the one-variable version ...
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LMS distance from a point to an InterpolatingFunction

I have a short script to NDSolve a second-order nonlinear BVP, which as its output produces an InterpolatingFunction object. I ...
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Plotting a dynamical NonlinearModelFit Function

Currently I'm playing around with dynamics and the NonlinearModelFit function. To be precise, I want to fit a function the data, which range I want to specify ...
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fit recursive function to data

I have a function $g(x, n)$, which is a recursive expression: $x$ is a variable and $n$ the number of iterations. In my case $n=3$ for all $x$. An example is the following: ...
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Measure length and diameter of objects in an image

I am new to Mathematica, and I am trying measure length and diameter of rectangular objects in an image. I wanted to fit rectangles in the objects, and then get the values. Can I do that with ...