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Re: Evaluate, Replace, and Hold

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  • Subject: [mg77207] Re: Evaluate, Replace, and Hold
  • From: dh <dh at>
  • Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2007 06:59:13 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <f40gib$65a$>


you want to evaluate a function of 2 parameters over a range of every 

parameter. "Outer" will do this. Here is a simple example for the syntax 

of the parameter you indicated:




model=a+b x;




hope this helps, Daniel

grenander at wrote:

> This is a newbie question. I have a parametric form of a model and I

> would like to evaluate it with different parameters on a list of

> values.


> model = a x + b;


> Different sets of parameters:


> p1 = {a->1, b->0};

> p2 = {a->1, b->1};


> x for which I'd like to evaluate the model:


> pts = Range[10];


> I would like to define a function to evaluate the model at pts using

> any of the sets of paramters:


> f[pts, p1]

> f[pts, p2]


> I would also like it to work for single points:


> f[1, p1]

> f[2, p1]


> I've tried various forms for a function definition that dont work. I

> can do the following for a particular set of parameters:


> Function[{x}, Evaluate[model /. p1]] /@ pts


> but how can I turn it into a function of also the parameters. The

> below doesn't work, for example:


> f[pts_, p_]:=Function[{x}, Evaluate[model /. p] ] /@ pts


> What I know is from descending the documentation tree (v6.0) starting

> from the examples in FindFit. I have a fundamental misunderstanding of

> replacement rules and delayed evaluation.


> Thanks.



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