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

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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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Remove redundant parameters from equation

I have random expressions like (b1 x + b2 x)/(b3 + b4/b5 x) + Sin[b6 x] where $x$ is a variable and {b1, ..., b6} are parameters to be fitted. This expression is ...
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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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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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Plots to check all assumptions of linear regression

I'm running a linear regression with LinearModelFit and would like to plot graphs to check the assumptions of linear regression: linearity, independence of the ...
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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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Using FindFit to fit nonlinear ODE parameters, subject to a constraint (an inverse problem) [duplicate]

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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Zero-order interpolation not going fully around

Connected to this question, I want to do a zero-order interpolation of a bunch of datapoints which is periodic. The code I use is as follows: ...
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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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Best fit equation from a scanned image

I am trying to extract a curve from a scanned graph and find a best fit equation. For example, starting from: How could one find an equation starting from the image file ?
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Plot least squares curve on Linear Log Plot

I have the following Data: ...
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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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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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PredictionBands and the presence of {0,0} point

We know from this post, that the default fitting method cannot handle data with a {0,0} point, and that there are alternative methods. But, with these alternative methods, the prediction bands ...
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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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How to enter an equation into FindFit?

I have the equation ...
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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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Fitting the Plot by fourier Series of either sine or cosine

I have list of data and its plot and I don't know how to fit the plot with fourier series of either sine or cosine. Full 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 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 make a diagnostic plot for the regression?

Context I am interested in LinearModelFit, and would like to make diagnostic plots using Mathematica. I cannot find them in Mathematica document center. For example, the following R program makes ...
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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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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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FindFit with parameters which are simultaneously in initial conditions

I have RLC circuit. I would like to find R and L by using FindFit, but L is in initial condition and I have problem with it. Could you help me ? ...
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Applying LinearModelFit[] to data obtained with WeatherData[]

I am trying to perform a linear regression on some weather data, but I can't seem to figure out how to perform the operation. What I have right now is this: ...
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FindFit “is not a real number” error when fitting a parametric function to the data

I am using Mathematica's FindFit function to fit a parametric solution to my data and I am getting the error ...
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Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) with RLink

I need to calculate the parameters b0, b1 and b2 in: ...
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Find a best fitting curve for some data with no regular pattern

Suppose some data with no regular pattern is given, so common patterns of functions all fail to fit it. Then how can one find the best fitting curve? I believe there will be some data for which we can ...
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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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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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SinglePredictionBands versus MeanPredictionBands from NonlinearModelFit

From my Statistics lectures I know the term confidence and prediction interval, whereas the confidence interval is smaller than the prediction interval. If I plot the mean and single prediction bands ...
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How do I find the best fit?

I am trying to solve following system of three differential equations ...
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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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Stuck in local minimum in NonlinearModelFit using Simulated Annealing? [closed]

I recorded a set of experimental rates $r = r(c,T,P)$ at 2 values of $c$ and >15 values of $T$. $r(c,T,P)$ obeys the following functional form: $$ r(c,T,P) = ...
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Memory problem in Mathematica 10

I'm having a problem with memory. I'm doing nonliner fits of several data lists to a system of differential equations. When I evaluate the "Do" cycle the memory grows with the iteration step up to my ...
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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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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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Is it possible to marginalize one or several parameters obtained from fitting procedure?

Statistical model analysis package has a few fitting functions. Their arguments are data points, fitting model and parameters in the fit. The result is a set of best values for parameters, which ...
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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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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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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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FindFit working with Integrate but not NIntegrate - I am using “?NumericQ”

I'm having some syntax problems with finding a fit to an equation that doesn't have an analytical expression for it's integral. Because I think the problem is one of syntax, I am substituting a ...
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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 ...