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Description of the function

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg13746] Description of the function
  • From: "Toshiyuki Meshii" <tm60 at cornell.edu>
  • Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 01:38:34 -0400
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hello,

I want to make a least square fit of some data set A{x1, x2, f}. The
function to be fitted is

f[x1_, x2_, a_, b_] = a*x1 + b*x2^2

When I define a error function
erf[a_,b_,c_,d_]= Sum[ ( f[ A[[j]][[1]], A[[j]][[2]],a,b]-A[[j]] )^2,
{j,6} ]

the function erf obtained does not come with a equation written down in
a, b.   Instead, it comes with bunch of f[ ].

How can I obtain function erf in a direct form?

-Toshi



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