Questions on the use of Mathematica to construct models for approximating empirical 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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Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) with RLink

I need to calculate the parameters b0, b1 and b2 in: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Error message from evaluating NonlinearModelFit

I am trying to fit data to a Morse potential using NonlinearModelFit as follows: ...
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How to find the best fit for given input data? [closed]

I have the following data: ...
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Fitting data to a complicated function

So, where to begin. I have a certain dataset that I want to fit to a function. However, the function is rather complicated (matrix inversions, linearsolve) and does in general not have a closed form ...
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Fitting data to plot using errors as weights

I have some enzyme kinetics data that I want to fit to the Michaelis-Menten curve in order to obtain the kinetic parameters of the enzyme. Is it meaningful, statistically and functionally speaking, ...
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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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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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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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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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Fitting and plotting Weibull distribution

How can I find the best fitted 2-parameter Weibull's distribution (PDF) to describe my data? How can i plot my data and estimated distribution all in one graph? How can I show/compare results of ...
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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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P-Values are inconsistent when using DistributionFitTest repeatedly

I am attempting to become more familiar with the DistributionFitTest, specifically the distributions it yields and their fittedness. What I have found is that when I generate random data, fit it, and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Using FindFit for a non-trivial complex function [duplicate]

I have data set which I would like to fit to the function $\quad \quad f(r) = A\cos(kr - \pi/4 + \phi_1)\times\exp(i(-2\log(r) + \phi_2))$, where $k$ is a constant I know and $(A,\phi_1,\phi_2)$ are ...
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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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Struggling with FindFit

I'm trying to fit a sinusoidal wave to some numerical data. I can do it by hand using manipulate, so I know roughly the sort of parameter values that I should get back, but functions such as FindFit ...
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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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Precision of LinearModelFit with Polynomials

I have a Problem regarding the fit of given points with a polynomial up to the fifth degree. tableofvalues=Import["tableofvalues.csv"] My polynomial is: ...
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Find the best fitting function for some experimental data

I am almost new in Mathematica, and so I have some problems that may appear basic for you. I am given a set of data taken from an experiment. I am supposed to find the curve that best fits them. The ...
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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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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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FindDistributionParameters and Hypothesis Testing

Please excuse me if I am making any logical error in posting this question since I am not a math major. However, let me post my question. I am trying to fit multivariate parametric distribution to ...
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Non-linear curve fitting with multiple parameters and conditional expression

The above integral(Bloch Gruneissen formula) is what i like to fit with my experimental data.I am new to Mathematica. To cross-check the fit results obtained in other software, I try to fit with my ...
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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 ...