Re: fitting multiple datasets

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• Subject: [mg58005] Re: fitting multiple datasets
• From: dh <dh at metrohm.ch>
• Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2005 05:36:07 -0400 (EDT)
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```Hi Nate,
Question1:
points, that indicates the data set,  and define f (I call the known
parameters a and b and the unknown p1,p2,p3):
f[x0_,x_,p1_,p2_,p3_]:=Which[
x0==1, f[x,a1,b1,p1,p2,p3],
x0==2, f[x,a2,b2,p1,p2,p3],
x0==3, f[x,a3,b3,p1,p2,p3],
x0==4, f[x,a4,b4,p1,p2,p3],
x0==5, f[x,a5,b5,p1,p2,p3]
]
Then you would call FindFit:

FindFit[data,f[x0,x,x2,x3,x4,x5],{p1,p2,p3},{x0,x}]

Question2:
for contstrained optimization you could use NMinimize

sincerely, Daniel

Nate Traaseth wrote:
> I have two questions,
>
>
> 1) I have multiple datasets, and one function that depend on multiple
> parameters, of which I would like to find a global best fit to three of the
> parameters. However, within each dataset, I need to specify slightly
> different parameters within the function. For example (not actual function
> and will not make sense),
> f(a_,b_,c_,d_,e_) = a*x^5 + b*x^4 + c*x^3 + d*x^2 + e*x
> In datasets 1-5, I would like to specify different "a" and "b" values (for
> each dataset), while finding the best single fit (global) for "c," "d," and
> "e" in the function using all datasets.
>
> I see that using "FindFit" one can enter multiple points of the same
> dataset, and minimize the parameters of a function to best fit one dataset,
> but is it possible to enter multiple datasets and find a global minimum for
> multiple parameters in a function? Or do I need to write my own loop in
> Mathematica?
>
>
> 2) When I am doing a minimization using "FindFit" how do I tell the
> minimization routine that I am only interested in solutions (assuming they
> exist as local minima) that satisfy a certain range. For example, a
> solution to a parameter that is only within the range {a,b}.
>
>
>
> thanks
> Nate
>
>

```

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