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Re: NonlinearFit problem

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  • Subject: [mg52051] Re: NonlinearFit problem
  • From: Antti Penttilä
  • Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2004 01:36:35 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: University of Helsinki
  • References: <cmnabi$7sn$>
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The algorithm uses model's first or second derivatives, and in your case the partial derivative in respect to a is not numerical at r=0 because the Log[r]-function.

D[ r^a Exp[-b r], a] = e^(-b r) r^a Log[r]
D[ r^a Exp[-b r], {a, 2}] = e^(-b r) r^a Log[r]^2

If you change your first datapoint to something like {0.0000001, 1.00002} instead of {0, 1.00002} the fit has no problems.

   Antti Penttilä       Antti.I.Penttila at
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