Questions on the use of Mathematica to construct models for approximating empirical 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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BSpline or other curve through arbitrary ordered sequence of two-dimensional points

How does one create a BSplineCurve or other smooth curve passing through each point in an ordered list, where the curve may be non-simple, i.e., can double-back upon itself, loop, and so forth as for ...
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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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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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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 with NIntegrate in NonlinearModelFit

We are receiving many error messages when using NIntegrate with NonlinearModelFit. Here is a much-simplified version of the code. It arrives at the correct answer after several messages saying that it ...
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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 ...