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Re: Fitting data to a curve

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  • Subject: [mg73261] Re: [mg73221] Fitting data to a curve
  • From: "Chris Chiasson" <chris at>
  • Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2007 02:17:55 -0500 (EST)
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The coefficient of x^2 is 1

On 2/8/07, Peter Jay Salzman <p at> wrote:
> I have a table of {x,y} data and a function:
>    a y^2 + b x y + c x + d y + e  =  x^2
> I'd like to do a least fit to determine the constants a, b, c, d, and e.  I
> think the function I want is Fit[] or FindFit[], but I can't coax Mathematica to do
> this.  I'm not entirely sure what to do with that x^2 since it has no
> coefficient.
> I've never used these functions before; how can I do this least squares fit?
> Thanks!


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