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

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How can I use NonlinearModelFit with multiple variables? [closed]

I am trying to find the coefficients for following equation: $\quad \quad f(x,\,y,\,z) = a (x^2)\, exp(b x + y^2) + c z^2 y$ using NonlinearModelFit. But I can't ...
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How does LinearModelFit handle cases where the design matrix rank is lower than the model terms?

So, I understand what this error means: ...
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Interpreting P-Value on ParameterTable

When using LinearModelFit[] we can generate a table of parameter values and statistics for the corresponding model using the property "ParameterTable". Looking in the documentation I can't find an ...
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Find fit of an experimental PDF

After quite some struggle, I managed to put up a code that is syntaxically correct. The goal is to find the parameters for a gamma distribution that best match experimental data. The data is a set of ...
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Difference between Fitting Algorithms

I am new to Mathematica, and I don´t quite understand, what the difference between the fitting algorithms Fit, FindFit, ...
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How to fit parameters in a system of coupled differential equations

Problem description: I'm studying a chemical reaction that can be modeled by a system of coupled differential equations, and I want to use measured data to determine the parameters that appear in the ...
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How to fit a surface to 3D data in Mathematica?

I have a set of data coordinates which is mostly compatible with an Ellipsoid: {{x1,y1,z1},{x2,y2,z2}, ... , {xn,yn,zn}} Now I want to find the best 3d volume ...
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How can I get the coefficient of the exponent from a nonlinear model fit?

I have been trying for over an hour now to get the numeric value for "HalfLifeN" from the code in the screenshot below. Not to mention mathematica simplifies ...
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Using Check[] on multiple statements

I am using a loop to run run multiple fits. If a fit fails, I don't want it to either appear in my data or to affect later fits so I am using the Check[] function to catch if any errors occurred (I'm ...
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Is this behavior of DistributionFitTest together with StableDistribution a bug?

I have been using DistributionFitTest to fit the following data: ...
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NonlinearModelFit: fit a vector-valued function to a data vector

I have a vector of data points: data = 10 Sin[#/10] + RandomVariate@NormalDistribution[] & /@ Range[200]; And I have model that provides the complete ...
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How to adjust excel data for NonlinearModelFit?

I'm really new to Mathematica and I'm facing a problem and would really appreciate some help! Maybe my question is similar to one described in How to fit 3 data sets to a model of 4 differential ...
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Convert Dates to values on an X axis

I have a bunch of dates and values which I put into the DateListPlot to get a graph. However I would also like to put this information into the Fit or LeastSquares to estimate what the value would be ...
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How to use FindFit to find the parameter in Laplace space(numerically inverting Laplace transforms)

I am trying to find the parameter in Laplace space, and a very simple example is shown below: I have known the solution $y_{laplace}$ in the laplace space is $a/s^2$, and I also have some discrete ...
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How can I improve my prediction for the end time of the Reddit button game?

There is an April Fools game on Reddit where users with accounts can press a button (once) to reset a 60 second countdown timer: https://www.reddit.com/r/thebutton ...
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Log Linear Fitting of a data: e.g. {xi,Log [yi]} and plotting the fit

I have a Log-Linear plot, and i'm unsure about how to fit a line to it. The data represents a I (current) vs V (voltage) curve. The exponential portion of this curve (linear in a Log-Linear plot) is: ...
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FindFit returns “tensors have incompatible shapes”

I'm trying to fit experimental data with FindFit and implicitly calculated function. It seems, that function works fine and satisfactorily approximates data when parameters are fed manually. However ...
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How to determine a function that fits a geological model

I have a problem. I am currently working on a code that works by comparing data (real or synthetic) to an earth model (described by earth layers, or in this particular, velocity (...
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Why does ParallelMap throw errors where Map does not?

I am encountering a problem with ParallelMap. I have a call in a large code base, part of which attempts to fit data in parallel using ...
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Better output for NonlinearModelFit “ParameterTable”

The Standard table fo parameters of NonlinearModelFit is obtained from NonlinearModelFit[{{0, 1}, {1, 2}, {3, 3}}, a + b*x, {a, b}, x] %["ParameterTable"]] I ...
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Precision of starting values in FindMinimum [closed]

I am currently working on an optimization of chemical kinetic model. Starting points for FindMinimum are defined as: ...
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Wrong fit with FindFit

I have a set of data (Datax for x-axis and Datay for y-axes) to fit to a sigmoidal function (Hill type). While Origin gives me the right answer, Mathematica does not. The fit values given by Origin ...
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Fitting an ellipse to data with a special constraint [duplicate]

I have a bunch of x,y scatter data and I am trying to fit an ellipse through them. I understand there are solutions for the fit where the data points are defined for a full or partial ellipse. ...
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ANCOVA (ANalysis of COVAriance)

I have two time series of the form {time, value} I have linear fits of each set individually, and I am interested in the statistical differences between the ...
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Simultaneously fitting two data sets to two functions is too slow [closed]

I have to fit two data sets to two functions(eps1,eps2) with same parameters (w0,f,g) Initially, I know only one function ...
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Curve fitting of a list and exclude some figure

I am a fresher of Mathematica and trying to program a list of digits. When I plot the diagram of the list, it shows that the figure at 12 is much larger than the others. Does anyone have idea on it? ...
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Decompose Point-Spread Function into Seidel Aberration/Zernike Polynomials

I have measured the point spread function (PSF of a microscope) and I want to quantify it. For that purpose I want to fit my PSF data to the primary Seidel optical aberrations (or Zernike Polynomials, ...
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Fit a complicated function to a constant with NonlinearModelFit

I wish to fit a complicated parametric function (logder, with lambda parameters) to a constant (L) in order to minimize its dependence with the variable k in a given interval. To do that, I use a ...
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Fitting data with a complex function, but requiring real parameters

I am trying to fit a complex data with a complex function, with the real fitting parameters. I was trying to put there constraints like this, but I got error: ...
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Computing launch parameters for hitting a point in 3D with projectile under influence of wind

The end goal of this problem is to compute functions which describe the launch parameters which are needed to hit a specified goal in 3D in the presence of wind disturbances. This is as far I have ...
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Fitting data in form $f = f_0 + c A^x$ [closed]

The Fit[] function in Mathematica can fit data in form of $f = f_0+c_1x+c_2x^2+...$ ($f_0$ and $c_i$ are unknown constants), is there a function can fit date in ...
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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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Fitting Legendre polynomial - Integer constraints in Fitting functions

I have some data in the form of {theta,y} and I am trying to fit a Legendre polynomial to it, however I don't know how I can get it to vary the m and l parameters in integer increments as I don't know ...
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FindFit runs extremely slow for my Function,how do I optimize this?

My function is the first order Bessel Function, and I am basically just trying to get this to fit in a way that does not take forever. I define the function as follows, (it seems to work faster if I ...
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LogitModelFit bias term when using design matrix

I'm using the LogitModelFit function with a 32-columns design matrix and 0 or 1 output vector: LogitModelFit[{datax, datay}]. ...
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Encoding variables

I'm trying to fit a Logistic Model using LogitModelFit in Mathematica. The data I'm using contain qualitative variables that I have to encode. I've searched in ...
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Fit a custom process to a data: inhomogeneous 2-state Markov chain

I would like to fit a custom process - a time inhomogeneous 2-state Markov chain, to data. The time inhomogeneity is a result of the transition probabilities varying sinusoidally through time with a ...
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NonlinearModelFit returning unexpected result

I am attempting to perform a weighted fit of some data. The Fit function produces the correct quadratic fit, which I am fine with, but it does not appear to support ...
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How to do dynamic range selection for data fitting in Log plot?

In linear plot, this can be achived by Locator like this: http://mathematica.stackexchange.com/a/24935/13580 ...
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How to control precision of parameters in NonlinearModelFit?

I am using NonlinearModelFit for fitting a dataset to some complex numerical model function that depends on a few parameters. The final required precision of these parameters is very low, like 3 ...
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ANOVA on data with different lengths

I have data in the following form: ...
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Kalman filter estimation

Does anyone have any examples of the estimation of Kalman filters in Mathematica? I am new to these filters and struggling to compose the likelihood function. Some examples would be really helpful. ...
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Default algorithm in NonlinearModelFit

Does anyone know the default algorithm used in NonlinearModelFit? The documentation gives several possible algorithms, but I can't figure out what it uses if you do not specify the algorithm. Thanks. ...
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Does FindFit use symbolic differentiation?

Does FindFit use symbolic differentiation when optimizing by least squares a non-linear function?
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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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RSquared: LinearModelFit vs NonlinearModelFit

I'm trying to understand the differences between LinearModelFit and NonlinearModelFit. One thing I notice is that the ...
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NonlinearModelFit not hunting for good values

I have the following data which come from complex values but I have turned them into a 3D list ...
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How can the Theil-Sen estimator be made to work on larger datasets?

The Theil-Sen estimator finds the slope and intercept of a line passing through a set of points by calculating the median slope and median intercept of the set of lines passing through all possible ...
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Unable to fit function convolved with NIntegrate with FindFit even with NumericQ

I am attempting to fit to the convolution of a simple function with a Gaussian. (I realize this could be done with Convolve also, but I thought I could make it go faster this way). I am able to ...