       RE: How to use BestFitParameters?

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• Subject: [mg24301] RE: [mg24274] How to use BestFitParameters?
• From: "David Park" <djmp at earthlink.net>
• Date: Fri, 7 Jul 2000 00:11:43 -0400 (EDT)
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: rob [mailto:piovere at pdq.net]
To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> p is a list of data pairs { {x1,y1}, {x2,y2}, ....} and when I fit
> this data to a function Mathematica does a pretty good job of
> doing the fit:
>
> NonlinearRegress[p, a/Sqrt[d^2 + (x1 - w0)^2], {x1}, {a, d, w0},
>   MaxIterations -> 200, RegressionReport -> BestFitParameters]
>
> gives this as an output:
> {BestFitParameters -> {a -> 1.07061, d -> 0.300272, w0 -> 28.8068}}
>
> I know it is pretty a pretty good fit to the data because I can use
> another program like Excel to plot the curve using these parameters
> and display it next to the data.  It sure would be nice to do this in
> Mathematica without going to an outside program.  I've tried things but I
> can't seem to be able to get to the parameters a, d and w0.  I can't
> even list them.  For example,  I'd like to display the number
> d/Sqrt[w0^2-d^2]. So I tried this:
>
> d/Sqrt[w0^2-d^2] /. %
>
> All I get is the formula in symbolic form.
>
> Can someone here provide some relief?
>
> Thanks, Rob
>

Rob,

Follow the form given in In and Out in the NonlinearFit documentation.

rules = BestFitParameters/. NonlinearRegress[p, a/Sqrt[d^2 + (x1 - w0)^2],
{x1}, {a, d, w0},
MaxIterations -> 200, RegressionReport -> BestFitParameters]

You should get:

{a -> 1.07061, d -> 0.300272, w0 -> 28.8068}

Then:

d/Sqrt[w0^2 - d^2] /. rules
0.0104242

f[x_] = a/Sqrt[d^2 + (x - w0)^2] /. rules
1.07061/Sqrt[0.090163273984 + (-28.8068 + x)^2]

Plot[f[x], {x, -5, 5}];

David Park