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

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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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RSquared Mathematica Excel incoherence

I've done a NonLinearRegression with this data ...
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NonLinearModelFit not generating a model without the use of “BestFit”, not sure why [duplicate]

This is my first time using NonLinearModelFit and I have run into an issue that I can't find an explanation for. The fitted model contains a ...
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Can we ask ComponentMeasurements to use NonLinearModelFit to return a covariance matrix for underlying intensity data?

I'd like to be able to calculate a covariance matrix for some data underlying a morphological component. Provided this data, I can write something like: ...
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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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Plotting a dynamical NonlinearModelFit Function

Currently I'm playing around with dynamics and the NonlinearModelFit function. To be precise, I want to fit a function the data, which range I want to specify ...
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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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How to Output Chi-Squared Statistics when using NonLinearModelFit

I am using NonLinearModelFit for some curve fitting and I was wondering if NLM is able to output chi-squared/leastsquared statistics from the best-fit parameters and confidence intervals. From my ...
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How to find best MLE using `FindDistributionParameters`

This question is an extension of this question, if we change the initial values ...
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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 fit 3 data sets to a model of 4 differential equations?

I'm a biologist and a newbie in Mathematica. I want to fit three data sets to a model consisting of four differential equations and 10 parameters. I want to find the parameters best fitting to my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Nonlinear least squares on a GPU with Mathematica 9

Update: A Mathematica wrapper for (https://github.com/zitmen/cuLM) should allow for us to directly implement the Levenberg-Marquardt algorithm in CUDA for nonlinear least squares fitting. In a ...
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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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To what extent can NonlinearModelFit be sped up?

Can NonlinearModelFit be parallelized or compiled to allow one to achieve a scalable speedup for a fitting procedure? Attempting to use this function to fit a ...
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Fitting a two-dimensional Gaussian to a set of 2D pixels

Imagine I have a set of data like the following: ...
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Inconsistent results in fits from NArgMin

EDIT: Just realized I had misspelled "inconsistent." I'm using version 7.0. I'm trying to fit a (noisy) data set to a large-order polynomial. (Just for context: there isn't a model for the ...
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Fit implicit function

Can anyone help me with fitting an implicit function to data? The function is given by: a*x^2 + 2*b*x*y + c*y^2 = e under the condition ...
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Interpolating function as a model in Mathematica's procedures for fitting

Is it possible to use interpolating function with parameters as a model for NonLinearModel fit (and other integrated methods for fitting)? Similar question was already posted earlier - How do I find ...
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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 for dimension reduction?

Given an n-dimensional function, can I use FindFit to produce an approximate (n-k)-dimensional function? Here is a simplified illustration of what I am trying to do. I have $$f(x,a,b,\mu,\sigma) = ...
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How can I compute and plot the 95% confidence bands for a fitted logistic regression model?

I have a set of binary data that I' d like to fit a logistic regression model to and show the 95% confidence band around the fitted function. I can produce the regression model but how do I compute ...
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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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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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How to perform a multi-peak fitting?

I am wondering how to implement the multi-peak detecting and fitting in Mathematica. Following is an example of fitting the data using three peaks (such that the data ~ peak1 + peak2 + peak3). The ...
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Combined NonlinearModelFit [duplicate]

I'm trying to fit a number of data sets. Each of the sets should evaluate to a simple linear solution.ax+b. The problem is, all data sets have interference from a ...
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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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Solving one equation, then inputting the values into another for NonlinearModelFit

Considering the equation a*x^3 + a*x^2 + x + b == 0 I'm looking to find the best value for a and ...
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How to define a pure function with a Module?

I was not able to use a self defined (using Module and For loops) piecewise function to fit data. It seems that the problem is that I have to define a pure function. I would like to learn how to ...
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Using NonlinearModelFit to fit data with errors

Assume we have some data of measurements SeedRandom[9]; data = Table[{i,2*(1 + 5*RandomReal[])*Exp[-0.01*(1 + RandomReal[])*i]}, {i, {0, 100, 200, 400, 700}}]; ...
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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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Performance in parameter estimation from ParametricNDSolve using varied initial conditions

I have 250 data points from a timecourse exeriment in a list, with columns specifying (1) time, (2-4) initial conditions, (5) absorbance reading. I want to fit 4 parameters (k1, k2, k3, k4) in a DAE ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Does LinearModelFit perform an ordinary linear regression (least squares)?

Does LinearModelFit give an ordinary linear regression? I see lots of options, but nothing like "least squares" or OLR.
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Fit line similar to power of trendline in Excel

Is there a way to fit a line similar to power trendline in Excel? Something in this fashion: Fit[data, {1, x, x^(-n)}, x] ...
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How can I nicely overlay fits for multiple arrays with ListPlot or ListLogPlot?

I'm plotting multiple lists with ListPlot[] or ListLogPlot[]: ListLogPlot[{ListA, ListB, ListC, ListD, ListE}, PlotRange -> {{0, 100}, Automatic}] I also have ...
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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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Smoothing/Averaging 2D Vector Fields

I have a list of 2D vectors defined by {{x,y},{u,v}} and would like to smooth or average the vectors. For example here are 2 vector fields, the second has noise ...
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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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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 ...