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

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FindFit: getting confidence intervals for the returned parameters

I'm using FindFit[] to fit a function to some experimental data. I'd like to know what error bars are on the fitted parameters. Scipy's ...
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How to fit exponential function which is not converging

I performed an experiment where I measured diffusion in a lipid bilayer. I performed the measurement by fluorescently labeling some molecules in the bilayer, and the irradiating them with light ...
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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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Can't find a fit for Erf

I have the following numbers ...
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General F statistic and p value in LinearModelFit

Many statistical packages provide a "F statistic" and the corresponding p value in their output of a multiple linear regression. I don't find that in the parameters of the Mathematica function ...
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show fit information on plot

After performing a fit in Mathematica, I would like to show the fitted parameters in a box on the plot showing the fitted function. How would I go about achieving that? Here is a MWE: ...
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NonLinearFit with “complicated” integral model

I have a set of data $y_i (z_i)$ with errors $\Delta y_i$ ...
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Minimizing the maximal residual in mathematica

With this: d1 = 10; d2 = 4; mat = RandomReal[{-1, 1}, {d1, d2}]; vec = RandomReal[{-1, 1}, d1]; LeastSquares[mat, vec] ...
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How can I get a fully functional FittedModel when fitting data to a pointwise function?

When I am fitting data with a pointwise function using NonlinearModelFit, the produced FittedModel fails to calculate variances ...
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Fitting parameters of user defined function returning discrete values

So, I'm fairly new to Mathematica (apologies in advance for the noobiness), and I'm having some problems regarding fitting the parameters of a user defined function to data. I'll give a representative ...
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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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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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Fitting an imported .txt data

I have some data in a .txt file, and I'm trying to import it to Mathematica and fit it with a function. The data is a 647x647 matrix of values. This seems like it ...
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Fitting Function with 3 parameters

I am trying to fit a function with 3 parameters however the result strongly depend on the initial values of parameters: ...
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Curve fitting data to model

Example Assumptions: ...
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FindFit::nrlnum: error with FindFit

I am trying to write a code to fit actual data of the orbit of a star with Mathematica 8. First I tried to write a code to fit a mock orbit, using the Application with differential equations (the ...
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How to obtain the best possibe NonlinearFit

Here is some sample data ...
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Why does my Dynamic NonliearModelFit keep running?

I have complex data and which I am fitting to a complex formula. In order to use NonlinearModelFit I split the formula and the data into real and imaginary parts. ...
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FindFit is producing a list of imaginary numbers when there is non

I am trying to find the fit of an equation to some data and mathematica thinks there is a list of imaginary values. My data is all real positive number. ...
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Find polynomial equation for set of 3D data

data was given in columns in the order {y, x, z}, with y dependent on x, z ...
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FindFit (Jacobian Error) [duplicate]

I, like others before me, am struggling with FindFit. So, I tried a simple example. ...
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Fitting data using a series of Sin and Cos

I have the following data representing the normal displacement caused by a normal load applied at the middle cross section of a cylinder: I've made the data available here. I am trying to fit ...
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Can ParametricNDsolve be used for coupled PDEs with 5 parameters?

I have a system of coupled PDEs with five parameters that I only know ranges for rather than explicit values, and I was wondering if I could define a parametric equation with ParametricNDSolve and ...
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Find Numerical Derivatives (With Errors) given some data

I have a question. Suposse I have some data with their respective errors: ...
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Keeping Nonlinear Model Fit Real

So I am using the NonlinearModelFit (NLM) command with a fairly simple function. There are 4 unknowns and the (x, y) points that ...
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Combined NonlinearModelFit [duplicate]

I'm trying to fit a number of data sets. Each of the sets should evaluate to a simple linear solution.ax+b. The problem is, all data sets have interference from a ...
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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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Problem using NDSolve

This might be some simple mistake, but I am running out of ideas. I am trying to fit an ODE system to some data. This error keeps appearing NDSolve::nlnum: "The function value {0.299812 - ...
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Precision of starting values in FindMinimum [on hold]

I am currently working on an optimization of chemical kinetic model. Starting points for FindMinimum are defined as: ...
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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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Is there any strategy to have a compiled version of FindFit or NonlinearModelFit?

Disclaimer: This is not a precise question with a definite answer. I know that neither FindFit nor NonlinearModelFit is in the ...
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Fitting with roots of trascendental equation

I'm new to this community and my first question probably reflect my lack of confidence with Mathematica. My problem is the following: I find the roots of a trascendental equation dependent on a ...
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Mixture coefficients and Parameter estimation for moving Normal distributions

I am searching for a way to do the following steps below. I am stumped and I have stumped a few profs too. Any help would be appreciated. I would like to import data from, say, excel or a .txt file ...
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Fitting composed model to experimental data

I have mathematical model based on equation: $y(x) = 1 - \sum_{b=1}^{\inf} 2c_b \sin(c_b x/L) \exp(ax) $ (1), where $c_b$ are the positive roots of equation: $c_b \cot c_b + aL = 0$ (2). $L$ is a ...
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Inaccuracy of Piecewise function? [duplicate]

I have the following issue and can't find a solution so far. ...
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FindFit::nrlnum What am I doing wrong?

I have a model called qobs: ...
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Fitting data using a differential equation

I have data generated from two functions given below. How can I go about finding a fit of the form: y'[x] == -(a + b/(c + d y[x] + e F[x] )) where a,b,c,d,e are ...
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dynamically set fit parameters and models with FindFit

I want to fit a gaussian profile by setting some values dynamically, but FindFit returns an error and i can't see the problem. with a given gaussian: ...
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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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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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How can I nicely overlay fits for multiple arrays with ListPlot or ListLogPlot?

I'm plotting multiple lists with ListPlot[] or ListLogPlot[]: ListLogPlot[{ListA, ListB, ListC, ListD, ListE}, PlotRange -> {{0, 100}, Automatic}] I also have ...
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Method used by FindFit

Using FindFit, Mathematica selects an optimal algorithm when Automatic is selected. I'd like to know the name of the method ...
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Optimizing the fitting of Ordinary Differential Equation(NDsolve) involving interpolation functions

I am a newbie to this forum. I am trying to use NDsolve to solve some ODEs involving the interpolation function. Then, I will compare the fitted curve and data to determine the ODE coefficients. ...
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System Identification with large Input/Output Data

I have some questions about system identification. I made some measurement of current step (input) and voltage response(output) and I want to fine the parameters of my impedance. The sample rate is ...
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Fitting data to a derivative model

I just started using Mathematica. I would like to use Mathematica to do non-linear regression. My model equation is : ...
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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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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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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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How well does my function fit data? [duplicate]

Oleksandr Karsten suggested me to mark the difference between this question and the one that is already answered: in the other question it is calculated a ...