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

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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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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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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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Plot least squares curve on Linear Log Plot

I have the following Data: ...
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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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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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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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making a function of fit results

I have 13*25 datasets consisting each of around 40 points. They are all linear I can easily fit them using fit function but my problem is when I want to call them I want them to be functions. I want ...
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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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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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How to enter an equation into FindFit?

I have the equation ...
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Problem with NonlinearModelFit: “The function value… is not a list of real numbers…”

I'm trying to use NonlinearModelFit to fit the data: ...
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Non-linear trend reduction with missing data

How can I reduce a non-linear trend of some data series if there are parts of "no data", represented by the value 99999? For example: ...
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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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Putting a matrix inside function

I want to fit a function to some data and inside the function there's a list here's my data ...
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Problem creating MeanPredictionBands

I have a problem creating MeanPredictionBands for my function which I fitted using NonlinearModelFit. I have a complex-valued ...
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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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Line of best fit on LogLog plot

I have a LogLog plot, and i'm unsure about how to fit a line to it. The data represents a calibration curve. ...
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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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How do I find the best fit?

I am trying to solve following system of three differential equations ...
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non-linear trend reduction using thresholds

Doing some mappings of the earth magnetic field results in the left-hand figure below (which consists of 181 profiles): To improve this I tried a non-linear trend reduction using, for example, ...
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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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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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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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Problem with Covariance Matrix Output in NonlinearModelFit

I am running NonlinearModelFit based off of some simulated data and trying to fit to a function with more than one parameter. Eventually, I would like to fit to 5 ...
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How to adjust parameters to experimental data on a NDSolve problem

I have 2 differential equations with 2 variables, x and y,which are a function of t and I have the parameters k1, k2 y k3. ...
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Why do EstimatedDistribution and DistributionFitTest work this way

I am fitting some time-series data to both a stable distribution and a normal distribution in order to assess the goodness of fit of each. Along the way I encountered the following confusing result. ...
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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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NonLinearModelFit with Two Dimensional List of Weights

I'm currently trying to fit Planck's law (B[λ, T]) to measurements, thereby determining Planck's constant. I have a list of triplets containing wavelength, ...
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ParametricNDSolveValue or NDSolve + fitting

I have been trying to find the value for the parameter kestim that yields the best fit of a model to some data points. datac has ...
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How to predict some constant number of values with NeuralNetworks

Example: << NeuralNetworks` data = {Sin[#]} & /@ Range[0, 4 Pi, 0.5]; learn = data[[1 ;; 15]]; Now, lets fit our neural network: ...
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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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FindFit giving weird values on a logistic equation

I was trying to fit a set of data onto a logistic equation, however it ended up telling me that the initial value when $t=0$ is greater than the maximum limit, thus I am led to believe that it isn't ...
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How to find local minima of a multivariate function with singularity?

I am working on a logistic regression problem which requires minimizing a cost function J[{theta0, theta1, theta2}, X, y] to find the optimal value for fitting ...
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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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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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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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FindFit: getting confidence intervals for the returned parameters

I'm using FindFit[] to fit a function to some experimental data. I'd like to know what error bars are on the fitted parameters. Scipy's ...
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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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Can't find a fit for Erf

I have the following numbers ...
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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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NonLinearFit with “complicated” integral model

I have a set of data $y_i (z_i)$ with errors $\Delta y_i$ ...