Questions tagged [fitting]

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

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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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Simultaneously fitting multiple datasets

What is the proposed approach if one wants to simultaneously fit multiple functions to multiple datasets with shared parameters? As an example consider the following case: We have to measurements of ...
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How to perform a multi-peak fitting?

I am wondering how to implement the multi-peak detecting and fitting in Mathematica. Following is an example of fitting the data using three peaks (such that the data ~ peak1 + peak2 + peak3). The ...
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What are some common issues with fitting functions to data?

Mathematica has numerous functions designed to, or capable of, fitting known functions, and finding unknown functions to match data sets. What are some common issues that come with finding those fits?
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Estimate error on slope of linear regression given data with associated uncertainty

Given a set of data, is it possible to create a linear regression which has a slope error that takes into account the uncertainty of the data? This is for a high school class, and so the normal ...
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Fitting fractional complex data with NonlinearModelfit

I've difficulites with the NonlinearModelFit function. In principle Mathematica should be able to deal with complex data. E.g. if I define the following table <...
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Problem with NonlinearModelFit

I'm having trouble with a non-linear fit: fit = NonlinearModelFit[data, y0 + A Sin[\[Pi] (x - xc)/w], {y0, xc, A, w}, x] where ...
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Implementation of smoothing splines function

I have some problems in writing a module for spline smoothing. Actually, I have been trying for about two weeks. My listing is here: ...
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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 points to tilted, off-center ellipse

I have 24 x-y points that are supposed to form an ellipse. ...
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Using FindFit to fit $a\,b^t$: how to avoid introducing complex numbers?

I'd like to find a model $f(t)=a\,b^t$ which matches the following data ...
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What is the difference between FindFit and NonlinearModelFit

I cannot get the difference between these two fitting functions in Mathematica. I even read in MMA that the result of these two are the same.
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Mathematica envelope for the bottom of a plot, a generic function

I have the following set-up: xaxis = Table[x, {x, 0, 10, 0.01}]; yaxis = Table [Sin[x] + Abs[RandomReal[{-1, 1}]], {x, 0, 10, 0.01}]; ListLinePlot[Transpose[{ xaxis, yaxis}]] My questions is how can ...
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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, ...
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Fittting data with combination of an unknown number of Gaussians

I have data that I want to fit with a constant plus a combination of Gaussians, with their actual number being one parameter of the fit (besides the average and the variance of every one of them). ...
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Is it possible to use the LevenbergMarquardt algorithm for fitting a black-box residual function?

I have a black-box multiargument multiparametric function of the type SRD[dataPoint_List,params_List] which accepts experimental data along with the parameters of ...
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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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2D smoothing spline interpolation

Does Mathematica have 2D smoothing spline interpolation built in? I requires an interpolation method with smooth first derivatives and cubic bivariate splines fulfill this nicely. In python I would ...
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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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Fourier Transform to help guess with NonLinearModelFit

I imported some data in Mathematica which I cleaned a bit. This process went well. I also managed to plot it, and tried to take the Fourier transform of the data and plot it again. I'm not sure if I ...
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Adding Regularisation to Built-in Interpolation function

tl;tr; How to improve performance of regularised Interpolation? Context Since Version 12, Mathematica now incorporates a range of (underrated IMHO) ...
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Fit a function to data so that fit is always equal or less than the data

I have a set of measurement data and I try to fit there a function (a Exp[b x] + c Exp[d x] - o). I have two problems: The fit function does not converge nor after ...
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How to use FindFit to fit an implicit function?

Now I am trying to fit some data with a implicit model function. Firstly, I tried a toy example. Toy example with input and output ...
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Methods for NonlinearModelFit

I am using NonlinearModelFit for a thesis project. I get quite different results if I change the Method to LevenbergMarquardt or QuasiNewton or ConjugateGradient ...
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Fitting piecewise functions

I have several large data sets which follow the following pattern: A position is measured, a force is applied until a new equilibrium is found. I'd like to find a fit for the position, at least at the ...
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NonlinearModelFit does not find a good fit

I am trying to fit my data to the following function, $$\frac{a b t \left(\log \left(\frac{-a d t+a t-1}{a d t}\right)-2\right)}{4 (a t-1)}-c$$ ...
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FindFit returns Infinity::indet error when data contains {0,0}

Let's consider the following data: data = Table[{q, 2*q^2}, {q, 0, 2}]; and then, do a very simple fitting to this data: ...
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Detecting an ellipse in a glaucoma photo

For glaucoma diagnosis it is common to determine a "cup to disk ratio" which compares the diameter of the optic disk (VDD) and optic cup (VCD). The optical disk is visible as a circular red feature (...
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Finding NonlinearModelFit of multiple data sets with the same parameters and in two dimensions

I have multiple sets of data (between 3 and 6 depending on the cases) dependent of space, time, and some parameters. The data are the response of a harmonic oscillator under a non-trigonometrical ...
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Determing two Nonlinear model fits with 95% confidence bands from one data set

I have the following data which is postulated to have contributions from two different sources .....as can be seen from the confidence band, many points are out of the band. Question: How can I ...
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Removing background from peak function

Let's say I have a a very large list of data in the format {{n,f[n]}} so something like {{1,600},{2,700},{3,1100}...} and if this data is plotted, then it will look like a sum of Gaussian functions+a ...
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Multi-peak fitting for peak position

I have a {x,f} data-set featuring multiple peaks. The peaks evolve with a second variable y. I would like to fit the multiple ...
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Generating an “average curve” from a dense set of “semicontinuous curves” which clear trends

This question is related to a previous one of mine: Partitioning a superset of coordinates into subsets that generate continuous curves, where the challenge was to partition a data set into two ...
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Fitting a two-dimensional Gaussian to a set of 2D pixels

Imagine I have a set of data like the following: ...
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Finding the area, algebraic curve and jaggedness of an arbitrary shape

I start with a photograph of a shape (physically made by the flow of a liquid into another), of which I can extract the border, manually or using Mathematica's feature detect feature : Using the ...
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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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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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Does FindFit support complex numbers or doesn't it?

Inspired by this previous question: Findfit doesn't give the good fit; Changing the starting values will not change the results. Consider the following complex-valued dataset. ...
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Findfit does not find the best fit

I am working on a project that needs curve fitting. The experimental data should be fitted with a model that calculated with an integration equation. At first, I enter my experimental data ...
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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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Mathematica Interpolation or approximation

I have lists of points X and Y. {1212,1216,1217,1219...}, {1,2,3,4,5,6...} I combine ...
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Test Goodness of fit for FindFit

Is there any way to get an estimate of the goodness of fit from FindFit, for instance getting the final error? The documentation doesn't provide any hints, and a quick Google search didn't return any ...
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Fit data with linear combinations of Cos and Sin

Recall that if $f$ is a piecewise continuous function on the interval $[-\pi, \pi]$, then the Fourier series of $f$ is $$f(x) = \sum_{n=0}^{\infty} (a_n \cos(nx) + b_n \sin(nx)).$$ See for example, ...
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Unable to fit function convolved with NIntegrate with FindFit even with NumericQ

I am attempting to fit to the convolution of a simple function with a Gaussian. (I realize this could be done with Convolve also, but I thought I could make it go faster this way). I am able to ...
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Find a Fourier series from discrete data

I am trying to fit a Fourier cosine series to discrete data. I read through this, but I was not able to understand it. The data should be periodic with a period of $0.2 \text{ m}$, and it is the ...
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How can I consistently get a good logistic regression fit?

I'm executing the command NonlinearModelFit[data, c/(1 + a Exp[-b x]), {a, b, c}, x] with the data being ...
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Can't find a fit for Erf

I have the following numbers ...
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NonLinearFit with data

i've data looking like this: ListPlot[data] Now I want to make a NonLinearFit ...
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How to plot Fit functions?

If I do something like this f[x_]:=x^2 Plot[f[x],{x,1,10}] Mathematica plots the function $f(x)=x^2$, as expected. However, ...
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Non-linear curve fit problem

I am having a problem with making a fit to data in Mathematica, which may involve my understanding of the methods available. I am trying to fit the derivative of a Frota function (which is a Single ...

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