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Re: surface fitting question

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  • Subject: [mg61389] Re: surface fitting question
  • From: "Ray Koopman" <koopman at>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2005 02:44:30 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <diprth$hpc$><divgm6$g2n$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Ralph Smith wrote:
> [...]  The Fit[] with polynomials is way off at x=0.
> All of the z values should be 0 but I'm getting
> numbers like 100 or so for the surface along that line.

To force z = 0 at x = 0, try fitting something like

z = a30 x^3 + a21 x^2 y + a12 x y^2 + a20 x^2 + a11 x y + a10 x

which is cubic without the x^0 terms.

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