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I have performed a nonlinear fit onto a set of data according to the form $a+b\cos(2\pi x)+c\sin(2\pi x)+d\cos(4\pi x)+e\sin(4\pi x)$. How do I access the best fit parameters $a,b,c,d,e$, store them into a list perhaps?

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Once you have the model

model = NonlinearModelFit[data, a + b Cos[2π x] + c Sin[2π x] + d Cos[4π x] + e Sin[4π x],
          {a, b, c, d, e}, x]

you can extract individual parameters with, for example,

a /. model["BestFitParameters"]
(*    a real number    *)

or all of them at once in the order you like,

{a, b, c, d, e} /. model["BestFitParameters"]
(*    list of five real numbers    *)

I'd like to point out that your fit is actually a linear one, so you can do more efficiently

model = LinearModelFit[data, {1, Cos[2π x], Sin[2π x], Cos[4π x], Sin[4π x]}, x]

and get the list of best-fit parameters in the same order as the list of functions,

model["BestFitParameters"]
(*    list of five real numbers    *)
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If you name model=NonlinearModelFit[...]

model["BestFitParameters"]

is what you are looking for I think.

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  • $\begingroup$ Thank you, but how would I store the individual values of $a,b,c,d,e$ into lists? $\endgroup$ Jun 4, 2019 at 6:34
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    $\begingroup$ Values[nlm["BestFitParameters"]] creates the list! $\endgroup$ Jun 4, 2019 at 6:41

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