Re: Fitting data to a curve

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg73261] Re: [mg73221] Fitting data to a curve*From*: "Chris Chiasson" <chris at chiasson.name>*Date*: Fri, 9 Feb 2007 02:17:55 -0500 (EST)*References*: <200702080834.DAA04501@smc.vnet.net>

The coefficient of x^2 is 1 On 2/8/07, Peter Jay Salzman <p at dirac.org> 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! > > -- http://chris.chiasson.name/

**References**:**Fitting data to a curve***From:*Peter Jay Salzman <p@dirac.org>