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

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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 data with linear combinations of Cos and Sin

Recall that if $f$ is a piecewise continuous function on the interval $[-\pi, \pi]$, then the Fourier series of $f$ is $$f(x) = \sum_{n=0}^{\infty} (a_n \cos(nx) + b_n \sin(nx)).$$ See for example, ...
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Multinomial logistic regression

Has anyone done multinomial logistic regression in Mathematica? The binomial case is essentially done on the LogitModelFit documentation page and works fine. I am ...
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Specify a constraint on an interval under FindMinimum

I have an interpolated function that looks like this: $\hskip1.2in$ and, based on extreme and critical points, I want to use a polynomial to approximate the function. The points in question are: ...
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Why LinearModelFit is slower than NonlinearModelFit?

Why LinearModelFit is slower than NonlinearModelFit? ...
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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 perpendicular offsets in FindFit

I want to use perpendicular offsets in the built-in FindFit function. Are there any possible ways or do I have to code everything by myself?
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Analytical model fitting

I have a special type of model fitting problem that I am trying to solve in Mathematica. Any insight how to attack it using available tools of Mathematica will be great to hear. We have a variable $$ ...
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Output of NonlinearModelFit differs from the correct result

I'm having a bad time dealing with the NonlinearModelFit in Mathematica 8, since the result given is a bit imprecise. An example is given on potential regression, ...
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Remove linear trend from data

I have a large data set with 150k lines and two data columns. I noticed that there is a linear trend, which I want to remove. So, I do the following: first fit with a linear model ...
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How to plot Fit functions?

If I do something like this f[x_]:=x^2 Plot[f[x],{x,1,10}] Mathematica plots the function $f(x)=x^2$, as expected. However, ...
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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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NonlinearModelFit::cvmit: Failed to converge to the requested accuracy or precision within 100 iterations

I have got a problem in my program with NonlinearModelFit: ...
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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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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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Fitting triangular function with HeavisideTheta

I have a problem fitting a triangular function (like potential vs. time in cyclic voltammetry) with a HeavisideTheta function. I just want to get used to ...
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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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Time approximation of decrypting RSA algorithm

I've written a function that encrypts a text using the RSA algorithm. It then decrypts it using prime factorization, and takes the time it took to decrypt it and puts it in a vector together with the ...
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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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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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NonlinearModelFit does not find a good fit

I am trying to fit my data to the following function, $$\frac{a b t \left(\log \left(\frac{-a d t+a t-1}{a d t}\right)-2\right)}{4 (a t-1)}-c$$ ...
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Getting slightly different results in fitting a logit model in R and Mathematica

I'm fitting some data to a Logit model in both Mathematica and R and I'm getting slightly different results. R code: ...
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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 make a multi-peak histogram fitting

I got a multipeak histogram from my data and want to fit it using a Gaussian Distribution function. ...
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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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Multi-Fitting with Nonlinear model

I want to fit experimental data by the H-N model. Here is the H-N model: $$\text{EHN}(T)\text{=}\text{E$\infty $}+\frac{\text{E0}-\text{E$\infty $}}{\left(1+\left(i \omega\tau(T_g)10^{-\frac{\text{C1} ...
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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 do I test for the occurrence of an error message and act on it?

I want to see how well some curves fit a data set. If a curve doesn't fit after 100 iterations, I get the error cvmit. How do I test for and handle this error ...
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How do I draw a credible velocity vs. time graph using Locators?

This is partly a math question, partly a Mathematica question. For educational purposes, I'm making a simple demonstration to create a velocity over time graph from six locators. On the basis of ...
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How to get confidence bands of parameters from a fitting procedure?

I have done fitting of data points with a given model that has two parameters (A and B), using NonlinearModelFit. The result of the fit is the maximum of the ...
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NonlinearModelFit returning nonsense for very simple data

In fitting the following data, if I first log transform the y-values and use LinearModelFit I get a set of parameters that fits the data: ...
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Fitting piecewise functions

I have several large data sets which follow the following pattern: A position is measured, a force is applied until a new equilibrium is found. I'd like to find a fit for the position, at least at the ...
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Using a user defined NormFunction in FindFit or NDSolve

I would like to use a different norm instead of the 2-norm in FindFit (Mathematica 9). For example, instead of using $$\sqrt{\sum (x_{\mathrm{model}} - ...
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Why FindFit could not exactly fulfill condition?

I tried to fit some data with boundary conditions, but FindFit just could not work. Does anyone know the reason? Details: The function to be fitted is ...
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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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Error message from evaluating NonlinearModelFit

I am trying to fit data to a Morse potential using NonlinearModelFit as follows: ...
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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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Generating a “best fit” curve to a set of noisy data corresponding to a moving object

Please note that this is an extension of a previous question: Interpolating a sparse list of two-dimensional coordinates We have an ordered array of coordinates corresponding to the position of an ...
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Mathematica Complains about Non Symmetric Covariance matrix, when it's not the case

I was doing some fitting with Mathematica7 using NonlinearModelFit. It's quite long the program to do the fit and that's why I am not displaying here ... It goes ok, and I can get the fit parameters ...
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Plotting a list along with its trend line [duplicate]

Say I have these data: data = {{1, 3}, {2, 4}, {3, 6}, {4, 7}}; I want to fit these data with a quadratic equation, like this: ...
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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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RSquared Mathematica Excel incoherence

I've done a NonLinearRegression with this data ...
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Removing of artificial sampling step effects

Look at this plot, it represents an underground interface between two formations, this interface should dip very gently left-downward, all the steps are artificial effects due to sampling. The natural ...
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FindFit: Fit that is always lower - Change of Norm?

I am trying to find a fitting function for a multidimensional set of data. I will have to find a fitting function that is always lower (conservative) than the data fitted. The easiest way is to look ...
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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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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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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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How to enter an equation into FindFit?

I have the equation ...