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

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Why does FindFit seem to have trouble fitting exponential data?

I have 4 data points. t is in minutes, and y is radioactive counts per minute. When I input the following lines: ...
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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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Fitting data to a Poisson distribution

I'm trying to fit a Poisson Distribution to data produced in a lab. I've successfully made a Histogram of the data, which looks like: However, when I try to fit the Poisson Distribution using: ...
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Piecewise conditions with a parametric PDE

I'm using ParametricNDsolve to check best fit of a model (function Eb1) with some data, and I have four free parameters I want to test. I can easily construct a Parametric solution between the two ...
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FindFit is producing a list of imaginary numbers when there is non

I am trying to find the fit of an equation to some data and mathematica thinks there is a list of imaginary values. My data is all real positive number. ...
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Horizontal shift in fitting data by a sinusoidal nonlinear model [duplicate]

I have data that can apparently be fitted by a sinusoidal function in form $D+A\sin(B(x-\frac CB))$. I tried doing the best fit in Mathematica using ...
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Error function fit of data

I have this experimental data set which I know should follow the Complementary error function. My goal is to find the σ of the associated gaussian distribution. However, I cannot seem to do it in ...
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To obtain an equation for a given curve

I have obtained the graph, I would like to know its equation. The graph seems to be a hyperbolic spiral which, its equation reads, $r = a/\theta$. I read here and also, but these are concerning the ...
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How do I constrain the result of fitting my non-linear model to be greater then 0

fitresulty21 = NonlinearModelFit[ydata21, {funfit[y, σ, A, B, x1, d, d/2], A > 0}, {{x1, 20}, {σ, 3}, {A, 200}, {B, 2000}, {d, 110}}, y]; ...
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Fix Parameters for NonLinearModelFit? [on hold]

Is it possible to fix the parameters for NonLinearModelFit within the function itself instead of defining the fix parameters at the beginning of the notebook? I am ...
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Obtaining the envelope of an oscillating function and perform fitting

There is an elegant way to obtain the envelope of an oscillation function explained here http://mathematica.stackexchange.com/a/27854/15966 My question is how to modify the code below so I can fit ...
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In a ListPlot of LinearModelFit, plot error band

This is similar to this question. The fitted line can be plotted alongside with the data with this code: Show[ListPlot[data], Plot[lm[x], {x, 0, 5}]] I would ...
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Trouble with using a log10 function in NonlinearModelFit

I was wondering why won't mathematica give a result where the function is also Log10, instead it gives the ordinary Log. Is it ...
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A more efficient way of fitting a non-linear model that returns an entire list?

I have a function that takes two parameters, del and nu, and returns a list npoints long ...
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Find polynomial equation for set of 3D data

data was given in columns in the order {y, x, z}, with y dependent on x, z ...
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How do I fit NDSolve result to experimental data? [duplicate]

I have two coupled ordinary differential equations which I solve numerically in Mathematica, but now I want to fit the solution with experimental data. I do following, (the experimental data ...
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Data Fitting with xerrors and yerrors using findfit [duplicate]

I'm trying to fit data with xerror and yerror using "Findfit", so i'm trying the same form than in tuto : ...
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Looking for ideas for handling a complicated fitting problem

I have the following data: ...
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Fitting Function with 3 parameters

I am trying to fit a function with 3 parameters however the result strongly depend on the initial values of parameters: ...
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Discrete peaks to curve via Voigt summation

I have two data sets. One is an experimental recording of an absorption spectrum, composed of regularly spaced (wavenumber, intensity) coordinates with a fine wavenumber resolution, thus making ...
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Fitting for multiple data in Mathematica [duplicate]

I've just started to use Mathematica for programming and I was wondering how I could do Fitting for several data sets. For example, I have one curve. For this curve I need to plot a fit curve, if my ...
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Third syntax version of LogitModelFit: unexpected result of “BestFit”

The third listed syntax version of LogitModelFit allows one to specify input in a simple way: Only a design matrix (with a row of values of the explanatory input ...
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Fitting a variable using multiple equations

I would like to find the best fit of two variables for a number of approximate equations, such as: 1x+2y+2=7.04 2x+y+4=7.98 1.5x+1.5y-2=2.53 1.8x+3y-1=6.77 That ...
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How to approximate a computationally expensive 5-dimensional manifold?

I have a 4-parameter family of functions, which I'll refer to as y[a, b, c, d][x]. In this notation, a, b, c, d are the 4 ...
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Module in numerical model for NonlinearModelFit is slow and leaks memory

I am trying to make a NonlinearModelFit where the model is the result of a numerical calculation. My code works, but it is very slow and also seems to have a memory ...
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Model fitting to noisy data with a custom minimization function

I'm looking into fitting some data with Mathematica. I've got my head around how NonlinearModelFit works (I've been using the Levenberg-Marquardt algorithm for some ...
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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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Disentangling the data

An experiment yields a functional dependence on two variables $F(x,y)$, can be imagined as a 2D map. It is known that the function can be factored as follows $F(x,y)=fx(x) gy(y) +gx(x) fy(y)$. Given ...
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Inaccuracy of Piecewise function? [duplicate]

I have the following issue and can't find a solution so far. ...
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Trouble fitting an explicitly complex model with the TransformedFit package

This is follow up from a previous question in which @Oleksandr R. suggested the use of a package he developed for splitting a model and data into real and imaginary parts to avoid a problem with ...
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NMinimize holding problem

I have a function that I want to minimize numerically through an NMinimize command (because it's very complicated analytically). The minimizer call looks as follows: ...
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Multiple Linear Regression - obtaining equation with constant term

I am trying to use the LinearModelFit function to obtain a linear regression of my 5 inputs for my single output. I have the input data: ...
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Fitting data involving units

I want to fit some data to a model. However, if the data involves units in the independent variable, fitting seems not to work. As an example, consider the code ...
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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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How to fit exponential function which is not converging

I performed an experiment where I measured diffusion in a lipid bilayer. I performed the measurement by fluorescently labeling some molecules in the bilayer, and the irradiating them with light ...
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Fit two intersecting straight lines in Mathematica

I am trying to do a Kurie analysis of the double beta decay of Strontium-90. Here we have two straight sections, and I need to obtain a value for the intersection along with an error for it. I ...
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Fitting a numerical integral via NonLinearModelFit to magnetic data

I'm new to Mathematica and I'm currently trying to fit $$m_T (H,T) = N_T \int\limits_0^{\infty} \frac{x k_\text{B} T}{\mu_0 H} \mathcal{L}(x) \text{pdf}(D_\text{mag}) \text{d}D_\text{mag}$$ with ...
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fitting system of ODEs - “part2 of {} does not exist” errod

I'm trying to fit my data to a system of ODEs: x'[t]==a*x[t]+b*y[t] y'[t]==c*y[t]+d*x[t]+e*z[t] z'[t]==f*z[t]+g*y[t] having t,x[t],y[t],z[t]. I followed the code ...
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show fit information on plot

After performing a fit in Mathematica, I would like to show the fitted parameters in a box on the plot showing the fitted function. How would I go about achieving that? Here is a MWE: ...
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Fitting to a sigmoidal model

I am trying to fit a set of stochastic data to a sigmoidal function, but it's not working. Can you please help? Here is the function I am trying to fit to my data. ...
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Inconsistent DistributionFitTest results?

In pondering this question, I used Mariana's function to generate the following data. ...
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NonLinearFit with “complicated” integral model

I have a set of data $y_i (z_i)$ with errors $\Delta y_i$ ...
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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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FindFit::nrlnum What am I doing wrong?

I have a model called qobs: ...
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nonlinearnodelfit with a matrix as weights

I have to fit a non linear model to my data and I am trying to use nonlinearmodelfit. The problem is that I have systematic errors, so the ...
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FindFit (Jacobian Error) [duplicate]

I, like others before me, am struggling with FindFit. So, I tried a simple example. ...
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How to fit one parametric array to another numerical array?

I have two arrays of length n. One of them is obtained by experiment, so every element of the array is a number. The other array is parametric, each element is a ...
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Speeding up Nonlinearmodelfit by constraining parameters?

I have a complicated parametric PDE that can be fitted to some data with NonlinearModelFit, but takes several hours to estimate the best values of the four free parameters. Currently, the code ...
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Nonlinear fit with piecewise functions

I have an ensemble of data points $(x_i,y_i)$ and I need to fit them according to $y=F(a,b,x)$ if $x \leq x_{ref}$ and $y=G(c,d,x)$ if $x \geq x_{ref}$. The parameters I need to adjust are then ...