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

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Test Goodness of fit for FindFit

Is there any way to get an estimate of the goodness of fit from FindFit, for instance getting the final error? The documentation doesn't provide any hints, and a quick Google search didn't return any ...
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Saving data from NonlinearModelFit

If you use NonlinearModelFit the results are put into some sort of output package. How do you save these packages so that you can go back to them later? My particular problem is that I generating ...
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Fitting data to a circle with FindFit

I'm currently trying to use the Mathematica's FindFit command to fit a curve of some data to the bottom half of a circle. The data is of the form ...
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What can I do to eliminate the error FindFit::nrjnum:?

I am testing the "Power Law with finite-time singularity" hypothesis for world population growth for a project. The data I'm using (same behaviour should also be exhibited by the stock market, thats ...
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How can I consistently get a good logistic regression fit?

I'm executing the command NonlinearModelFit[data, c/(1 + a Exp[-b x]), {a, b, c}, x] with the data being ...
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FindDistributionParameters and Hypothesis Testing

Please excuse me if I am making any logical error in posting this question since I am not a math major. However, let me post my question. I am trying to fit multivariate parametric distribution to ...
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Developing easy code to apply Delta Method to generate prediction bands for custom distributions

I think that this is an interesting issue for all those who when to not only adjust one prediction function, but also to obtain the prediction bands to asses the graphical or tabular error I'm trying ...
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Keeping Nonlinear Model Fit Real

So I am using the NonlinearModelFit (NLM) command with a fairly simple function. There are 4 unknowns and the (x, y) points that ...
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Finding a best fit curve and plotting it [closed]

I have a list as shown below: m01 = {{250, 0.083121}, {200, 0.0888446}, {150, 0.0992422}, {100, 0.121567}, {50, 0.186825}} I'm new to Mathematica, and would like ...
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Non linear model fit

I need to fit this, but for some reason I cannot... data = {{0.617,0.8}, {0.605,0.6}, {0.5997,0.4}, {0.5972,0.2}, {0.5985,0.1}}; soln = NonlinearModelFit[data, {y - 2478.82*wlog[kc + 1]}, {y,w,k}, ...
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What is the natural way of using Dataset to get a FittedModel?

The new Dataset in Mathematica 10 is a great addition to the language, potentially reducing the convenience gap with R. Given this, I would like to understand what the equivalent simple or natural ...
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Unexpected behavior of confidence bands for data presenting two regions with uneven noise

Let's generate some noisy data with uneven noise. ...
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Sensitivity of NonlinearModelFit to model

I have come across a circumstance where NonlinearModelFit is very sensitive to the model used. I am aware that NonlinearModelFit ...
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What is the best distribution for my histogram?

I defined a security bound for a random walk (cube with 15 lengh) and i have this code to obtain a sample of the random times at which the random walk crosses the boundary for the first time: ...
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How to derive SinglePredictionBands from a NonlinearModelFit model

I have found NonlinearModelFit to be extremely useful in my work. Here I have fit 4 points to a function and am being asked to explain how the 95% SinglePredictionBands associated with the plot below ...
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Does anyone have experience with performing symbolic regression using Mathematica?

I understand that there is at least one Mathematica package, DataModeler commercially available for symbolic regression. I'm seeking any observations with this or any other similar tool. I'm ...
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Fitting a curve to an image object: not a superellipse, not an egg curve.. what else?

I'm facing the problem of quantifying the morphology of objects with such a shape (nannoconids... they are fossils). One of the final goals is to produce a solid of revolution and compute ...
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Problems extending NelderMeadMinimize into 2D

Update The eventual route I followed was to adapt a version of the NM-simplex written in C and link to it with MathLink. Once I've tested this out fully I'll post it here. I've been playing around ...
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How do I find the best parameter to fit my data if the model is a interpolating function?

Hi I have a question regarding to find the best parameters for my model to fit my data. I have 3 ordinary equation, and I now just picked some parameters (...
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Compact Rational Function Fitting

I have some data from a study that I am trying to fit with a rational function of arbitrary form: $y(x) = \frac{\sum_{i=n}^m A_ix^{i/q}}{\sum_{j=o}^p B_jx^{j/r}}$ where $i$, $j$, $k$, $l$, $m$, $n$, ...
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Finding the linear regression of data and plotting it

This is for a physics report that I have to hand in. I have a list of two-dimensional data points that approximately form a linear line. I want to: calculate the best linear fit. put both data ...
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2D smoothing spline interpolation

Does Mathematica have 2D smoothing spline interpolation built in? I requires an interpolation method with smooth first derivatives and cubic bivariate splines fulfill this nicely. In python I would ...
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How to fit parameters in a system of coupled differential equations

Problem description: I'm studying a chemical reaction that can be modeled by a system of coupled differential equations, and I want to use measured data to determine the parameters that appear in the ...
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Least Square Fitting

stuck on a mathematica assignment and could really use some help. A) Fit a function with the shape log(Y) = a0 + a1log(U) to the datapoints (log(Ui), log(Yi) with an least square fitting. Show this ...
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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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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 a Fourier series from discrete data

I am trying to fit a Fourier cosine series to discrete data. I read through this, but I was not able to understand it. The data should be periodic with a period of $0.2 \text{ m}$, and it is the ...
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Intersection of a ListPlot3D surface with a plane

I'm trying to use Mathematica to analyze some physics data from an experiment, more precisely, I have to fit a 2D data series with a one dimension function. At the moment I'm able to load and plot ...
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Is there any strategy to have a compiled version of FindFit or NonlinearModelFit?

Disclaimer: This is not a precise question with a definite answer. I know that neither FindFit nor NonlinearModelFit is in the ...
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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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In finding a logarithmic fit for some data (of the form a*Log[b*x]), WolframAlpha succeeds where Mathematica 7.0 fails, why?

I would like to fit a function of the form: $a \log(b x)$ to a set of data: ...
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Fit model with two dependent variables

Say I have an experiment that produces two values, for a given input. For example you get a complex response value. Now I have a model that - of course - also produces two dependent values for one ...
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Linear regression in a chosen range of points

Hi I'm absolutely newbie in Mathematica and have following problem: My list looks like {{50, 0.75}, {51, 0.76}, ..., and I want to choose a range out of my ...
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How to use this Lorentzian function fit my data, I tried NonlinearModelFit, it always resulted with an error

The data is uploaded to Ideone http://ideone.com/ktIbVk , my code is : ...
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Logarithmic curve fit in data

I have the following data which are the theoretical: ...
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Is it possible to monitor the sum of squared errors in a NonlinearModelFit or FindFit procedure during the process?

Since fitting procedures using NonlinearModelFit (or FindFit) sometimes take very long, I would like to monitor the sum of ...
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How to fit parameters, not functions?

Given a set of parameters ...
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RSquared: LinearModelFit vs NonlinearModelFit

I'm trying to understand the differences between LinearModelFit and NonlinearModelFit. One thing I notice is that the ...
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Looking for ideas for handling a complicated fitting problem

I have the following data: ...
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how recover lost data of coordinates from contourplot of mention data?

I have made Contour Plot for a lot of data, like this ...
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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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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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Numerical Integration as Model for Nonlinear Fit

I'm trying to do a fit for parameters of a function within an integral but I'm getting errors when I try and run it. Essentially I want the following fit to work out: ...
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Linear regression with x and y errors

I have a question about finding a linear regression weighted with x and y errors. I found the answer provided by 0x4A4D in Estimate error on slope of linear regression given data with associated ...
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FindFit and NMinimize to fit a parametric model (minimize the distance of two curves)

I am trying to find a fit to the cumulative distribution of a set of points using FindFit or NMinimize. In particular, I would like to find the parameters of the cdf of the Beta Distribution that ...
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Problem with fit on a numerical function

My question is related to a previous one: Problem with simple fit, where I had a problem to fit a simple analytic function $\dfrac{a}{\sqrt{b^2-x^2}}$. The solution proposed in Problem with simple ...
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Problem with a simple Fit

I have defined two functions to fit $\dfrac{a}{\sqrt{x^2-b^2}}$ and $\dfrac{a}{\sqrt{b^2-x^2}}$. ...
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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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Troubles with FindFit for ODE

I need to use FindFit for ODE with arbitary number of parameters. This code (from documentation) works: ...
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Plot least squares curve on Linear Log Plot

I have the following Data: ...