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

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TargetFunctions option in FindDistribution yields error

I have some data set that I am trying to find the maximums . I figured I could do this by fitting the many peaks of the dataset to Gaussian distributions and then finding the peaks of this data from ...
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Curve fitting data I imported from excel [closed]

This is my first time posting here, so sorry if I break any rules. There is this excel document from which I imported two columns of data to mathematica. I need to fit the data into a curve so that ...
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Mapping Linear Model Fit Over An Arbitrary Number of sets

I have multiple sets of data, and I want to apply Linear Model Fit sequentially to each set of data. For example, below tstlst contains 3 data sets. Right now I ...
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How to determine the center and radius of a circle given some points in 3D?

I was wondering if anyone could give me a hand with this problem I have. I have six points on a plane, and I am trying to determine if they form a circle or not. I know that any three points in 2D ...
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Fitting - Exponential

I'm trying to fit the following data using Mathematica, but unfortunately im not getting any decent results. ...
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Solution to heat equation with Neumann boundary conditions and lateral heat loss

I am conducting an experiment on heat conduction in a copper rod. To do so I am using a thin copper rod with several temperature probes, then I am going to compare the data with a solution to the heat ...
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NonlinearModelFit errors and precision

For this problem, I use a data set, which I've made available here. ...
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Non Linear Model Fit (Division by Zero Error Message)

Can someone please tell me why this expression returns error messages about division by zero. ...
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What is the role of the pattern object in this implementation?

In the documentation I found a nice idiom which allows me to do model fitting with interpolating functions. I think this kind of thing is amazing and a credit to the utility of an environment like ...
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Fitting problem: InterpolatingFunction can not be localised

I got simple data looking as follows {{541.447, 311752.}, {540.359, 311723.},.. I tried to fit it in mathematica for the first time with a function that usually ...
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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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What does LinearModelFit depend on except for its arguments?

I thought this would be always true, but most likely it returns false. ...
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Substituting ParametricNDSolve for NDSolve

This is my first post so let me know if I need to format things differently. I have been using NDSolve for most problems which optimize parameters for ODEs. I believe that ParametricNDSolve would be ...
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How does Mathematica estimate error on fit parameters?

When performing a fit using NonlinearModelFit (or any of Mathematica fitting functions, but I am particularly interested in nonlinear models), Mathematica makes a ...
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How does Mma compute Confidence Intervals?

I am trying to understand how Mma computes the Confidence Intervals after a NonlinearModelFit. Consider the following example: ...
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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 a circle with FindFit

I'm currently trying to use the Mathematica's FindFit command to fit a curve of some data to the bottom half of a circle. The data is of the form ...
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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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Custom Methods for NMinimize/NonLinearModelFit

Is there a way to write custom methods for NonLinearModelFit or NMinimize? To give background, I currently have a batch of code ...
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Trouble fitting with NonlinearModelFit

I'am having a bit of a headache comparing the results from the NonlinearModelFit to a particular dataset. I have the following dataset, ...
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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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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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how to find curve fitting parameters without an explicit relation between x and y?

Let's say I have some experimental data (x,y) and I want to find some fitting parameters. But in my mathematical model, the fitting parameter are not in a simple equation that relates x and y. For ...
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How to make a twice-differentiable function that approximates some data?

I have some time series data that I would like to approximate with a twice-differentiable function. Each time series has ~10,000 datapoints, so I definitely do not want a function that passes through ...
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Fitting a theoretical density function with log-return sample

I am working on a exercise to fit a theoretical density function,presented below, with log-return series of a stock. $\frac{1}{2}a e^{a(x-\mu)} \quad \text{if x } < \mu $ or $ ...
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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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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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Apply NonlinearModelFit to an image

I have several images (in FITS format), which I want to fit with a 2D-Gaussian distribution. The problem is that NonlinearModelFit expects data in the form of a ...
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Fit linear data with weights for y and x in LinearModelFit

I am quite new using Mathematica, I hope someone could give me some help. I have a set of {x, y} data and I have a list of {deltaX, deltaY} standard deviation. I would like to fit my data taking into ...
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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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ODE fitting to dataset

So, I have a ODE system, it is a complex biochemical kinetic mechanism with six species changing over time. ...
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How to fit one distribution to another?

I have a custom distribution created to model some experimental observations. While too complicated to include in this question, I can provide an example and some illustrations to convey a sense of ...
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FindDistributionParameters gives an error for a mixture of user defined sinh-arcsinh distributions

I have some data (1593 values). I first binned it using the Knuth rule and fitted a function that is a linear combination of two sinh-arcsinh functions. I then ...
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Fitting data to plot using errors as weights [closed]

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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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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Intersection of a ListPlot3D surface with a plane

I'm trying to use Mathematica to analyze some physics data from an experiment, more precisely, I have to fit a 2D data series with a one dimension function. At the moment I'm able to load and plot ...
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Multiple Linear Regression - obtaining equation with constant term

I am trying to use the LinearModelFit function to obtain a linear regression of my 5 inputs for my single output. I have the input data: ...
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Is it possible to monitor the sum of squared errors in a NonlinearModelFit or FindFit procedure during the process?

Since fitting procedures using NonlinearModelFit (or FindFit) sometimes take very long, I would like to monitor the sum of ...
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Least Square Data Fit /Design Matrix

I am trying to learn how to use the DesignMatrix function in Mathematica and how to perform a LeastSquares fit. I am at end of ...
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Implementation of Partial Least Squares (PLS)?

I'm looking for a PLS implementation for Wolfram Mathematica. I just can't seem to find any implementation for it - do you know one? In general, I'm a bit confused that there exist only so few ...
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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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Least Square Fitting

stuck on a mathematica assignment and could really use some help. A) Fit a function with the shape log(Y) = a0 + a1log(U) to the datapoints (log(Ui), log(Yi) with an least square fitting. Show this ...
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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, ...