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Re: Using NonlinearFit/Regress?

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  • Subject: [mg33901] Re: Using NonlinearFit/Regress?
  • From: shubi at (Nodar Shubitidze)
  • Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002 00:57:34 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <a9r3gl$lro$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

You may change the variables:
and find "alfa" and "betta" and then find "a" and "b".
All your conditions are fulfillment.
                    Nodar Shubitidze

redrooz at wrote in message news:<a9r3gl$lro$1 at>...
> I am trying to estimate the parameters {a,b} in the
> function: x / (1 + a (x-1) + a b x (x-1)) using 
> NonlinearFit[...].
> The model is known to be a CONCAVE function with 
> 0 < a,b < 1 and b < a.  NonlinearFit/Regress
> always produces negative parameters (a discontinuous
> function); even if I try to condition them to be
> positive e.g., {a, 0, 1} and  {b, 0, 1}.
> Any suggestions about using NonlinearFit[...] with the 
> above function?
> --njg

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