Re: Fitting a function to a list (newbie)

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• Subject: [mg21863] Re: Fitting a function to a list (newbie)
• From: "Robert Nowak" <robert.nowak at ims.co.at>
• Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2000 22:54:20 -0500 (EST)
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```Hi,
what you need is:

<< Statistics`NonlinearFit`
NonlinearFit[data, A + B*Sin[C*x+D], x, {A,B,C,D}]

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<mathprof at bigfoot.com> wrote in message news:872jej\$civ at smc.vnet.net...
> I'm new to Mathematica 4.0, so I apologize if this question is overly
> trivial (and please let me know if there's a place for trivial
> question).
>
> I have a list that I'd like to fit to the function:
>
> A + B*Sin[C*x+D]
>
> In other words, I'd like to find the (approximate numeric) values of
> A,B,C,D that yield the best fit to my data.
>
> I tried using Fit[], but it only applies to linear combinations of
> functions, and couldn't optomize the values of C and D.
>
> For this specific problem, I'm guessing some sort of Fourier transform
> might work, but I'm interested in a more general solution -- for example
> if Sin[] were replaced with a more complicated function.
>
> Any help appreciated!
>
>
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