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Re: A question of Fit

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  • Subject: [mg32208] Re: A question of Fit
  • From: "John Doty" <jpd at>
  • Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2002 00:11:08 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <a13v0b$dfo$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

In article <a13v0b$dfo$1 at>, "none" <none at> wrote:

> I'd like to fit data of two independent variables, similar to the
> typical
> Fit[data, {1, x, y, TBD}, {x, y}]
> (data of the form      {{x1, y1, z1}, {x2, y2, z2}, ..., {xn, yn,
>      )
> I have enough knowledge of the data to state that
> z [x, 0]  = = x
> Is there a way to force a fitted function to pass through the known
> points at y = = 0?

Subtract x from z to make a new function w. Now w[x,0]==0. Choose as
your fit functions suitable functions equal to zero when y==0, like y,
y^2, x*y, Cos[x]*Sin[y], etc.

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