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

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NonlinearModelFit with multiple parameters

I am now trying a slightly more complicated model which actually consists of finding the parameters of 2 particles in an Image (I attached an Plot of an image). Although I put very good initial values ...
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is there an option for FitResiduals in FindFit?

I know this option exists in NonlinearModelFit and probably in other fit models as well but for some reason the best result i get is with FindFit. Regards Doron
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FindFit not giving a good fit despite good initial parameters

I'm having a problem with FindFit not giving a good fit to my data, even though the initial parameters I give look really good when plotted. The fitting function is ...
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Fitting data set with series expansion

I have a function given in a form of a list: ScalarField={{$\epsilon$,$y_1$},..{1,$y_{3000}$}} It is defined in the range $(\epsilon,1)$ (spacing between grid points is homogeneous), where ...
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Using FindFit for step functions

Having used FindFit like so: ...
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how recover lost data of coordinates from contourplot of mention data?

I have made Contour Plot for a lot of data, like this ...
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What exactly is “ParameterErrors” of NonlinearModelFit?

I am trying to get what I call a "$\chi^2$ fit". This means taking a function $f(x,p)$ of the variable $x$ with a parameter $p$ and finding the value of $p$ that minimizes the "distance" from a data ...
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How to solve this FindFit::nrlnum:

the following code show error message FindFit::nrlnum: "The function value {6.71759 -9.36268*10^-8\ I,6.51797 -8.42641*10^-8\ I,6.31789 -7.49014*10^-8\ I,6.1179 -6.55387*10^-8\ I,5.91794 ...
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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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Fitting a Function With a Numerical Integral [duplicate]

I am having trouble using FindFit with the following function. ...
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Having trouble fitting data using NonlinearModelFit

I'm trying to fit data = {{2002, 45000}, {2004, 90000}, {2005, 120000}, {2013, 211000}}; to an exponential function ...
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Smoothing a function

NDsolve gives me a solution to a certain NL PDE. I want to evaluate the rate of exponential decay of the maxima of the solutions in time. So, I plot ...
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Fitting a function

I defined and evaluated a function Max2[t_?NumericQ] := Log[Abs[-1 + First[Maximize[sol1[[2]][x, t], 0 <= x <= L, x]]]]; Now, I expect this to be close to ...
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Getting an equation of particular curve

How can I get an equation of the similar shaped curve? I've tried to get it like y = a + c x^2 + d x^3: ...
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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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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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Implement planar correction for skewed 3D profilometric data

I have some data that represents small-scale surface topography. The data is planar but not flat because it's impractical to level this microscope to a tolerance of microns. It looks like this: I'd ...
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Using FindFit to fit nonlinear ODE parameters, subject to a constraint (an inverse problem) [duplicate]

Similar to this post I am finding that constraints tend to make FindFit poor at finding a good fit. However, unlike the previous post, the constraints are required ...
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Find parameters of ODEs to fit solution data

Problem How to find the initial conditions x[0],y[0] and the optimal value of parameters ...
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fit a curve in a three dimensional space

I have a list of points of a curve in a three dimensional space, like ...
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How to fit ODE's coefficient, just like using NMinimize [duplicate]

I want to fit ODE's coefficients to a model. I tried using NMinimize, but it seems it does symbolic instead of numerical calculations. ...
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NonlinearModelFit is not giving the fit with minimum chi^2

First of all, a bit of background, I am using Mathematica to fit angular distributions of gamma rays, so I apologize for some of the serious messiness in the formulas. The data is simple I have three ...
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Judging the quality of fitting an EventData object to a distribution using LogRankTest

I have $389$ data points defined in an EventData object and want to judge the quality of fit of this data to a fitted $3$-parameter Weibull distribution. This ...
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LeastSquares with some parameters missing

I want to do a partial least squares (PLS) regression using LeastSquares on my data. The input parameters are temperature, humidity and pressure for a given date. ...
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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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Does anyone have experience with performing symbolic regression using Mathematica?

I understand that there is at least one Mathematica package, DataModeler commercially available for symbolic regression. I'm seeking any observations with this or any other similar tool. I'm ...
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Curve Fitting Errors

I am trying to fit a part of a dataset to the function $$ae^{-b\sqrt{x-c}}$$. My friend was using GNUPlot to this and got reasonably good results. However when I try to this with Mathematica : ...
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How to Use ProbabilityScalePlot with Censored Data?

I am trying to reproduce a ProbabilityScalePlot of censored data shown here (see Sample Analysis Plot). Here is my Mathematica code. First I deal with the uncensored case. ...
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LMS distance from a point to an InterpolatingFunction

I have a short script to NDSolve a second-order nonlinear BVP, which as its output produces an InterpolatingFunction object. I ...
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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 for a differential equation model with multiple variables?

I'm trying to figure out how to use FindFit with a multivariable differential equation model and data. I've successfully made it work for the one-variable version ...
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How to enter an equation into FindFit?

I have the equation ...
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Why LinearModelFit is slower than NonlinearModelFit?

Why LinearModelFit is slower than NonlinearModelFit? ...
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fit recursive function to data

I have a function $g(x, n)$, which is a recursive expression: $x$ is a variable and $n$ the number of iterations. In my case $n=3$ for all $x$. An example is the following: ...
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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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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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Measure length and diameter of objects in an image

I am new to Mathematica, and I am trying measure length and diameter of rectangular objects in an image. I wanted to fit rectangles in the objects, and then get the values. Can I do that with ...
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FindFit: why do I get negative value as result?

I am trying fo fit a model to data using FindFit. ...
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Transforming noisy multivariate data

I’ve been racking my brain all afternoon on trying to solve this… I have a set of noisy co-ordinate data data = {{x1,y1,z1}…..{xn,yn,zn}} that forms an ...
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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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