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Re: Fit in Excel Mathlink

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  • Subject: [mg4992] Re: Fit in Excel Mathlink
  • From: Harald Berndt <haraldb at>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Oct 1996 00:41:06 -0400
  • Organization: University of California, Berkeley
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Mark Dowell wrote:
> Dear All,
> Can anyone hellp I'm trying to fit some data under Excel with the Mathlink
> addon the fitting equation is
> y=a(0)*Exp(-a(1)*(x-400))+a(2)
> I just need value for best fit in a(0),a(1),a(2). for a given range in Excel
> cells can anyone help with the syntax

Well, the Standard Package "NonlinearFit" is supposed to do it, but I
had very little luck with problems similar to yours. Maybe things will
improve in Version 3.0

Good luck,

Harald Berndt, Ph.D.                              Research Specialist,

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