       Re: Fitting problem

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• Subject: [mg95536] Re: Fitting problem
• From: dh <dh at metrohm.com>
• Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2009 06:44:32 -0500 (EST)
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Hi,

here is an attempt to tackle your problem:

We have one independent variable, time: t.

we have datasets

d1:{{t1,d11},{t2,d12}..

d2:{{t1,d21},{t2,d22}..

..

we have models with parameters p (not all models may need all parameters):

mod1[t,p1,p2..]

mod22[t,p1,p2..]

...

we define data interpolation functions that we will use to define an

error function:

int1:=Interpolation[d1]

int2:=Interpolation[d2]

...

define an error function:

err[t_,p1_,..]:= (f1[t]-mod1[t,p1,..])^2 + (f2[t]-mod2[t,p1,..])^2+...

we define artificial zero data:

artdat={{t1,0}{t2,0},..}

Finally we fit err against the zero data:

FindFit[artdat,err[t,p1,..],{p1,p2,..},t]

hope this helps, Daniel

Ktota wrote:

> Dear All ;),

>

> i have the following situation:

>

> 5 mathematical models describing the formation of different species.

> The models  (so the species) are interdependent, means.. they all have

> the same parameters but some of the have also other additional

> parameter. Example: Model 1 has a parameter "lifetime1"... model 2

> will include this parameter "liftime1" and a new parameter

>

> My trouble is now to find best fit values for the parameters in all

> the models at the same time. I don't want to find a best fit for model

> 1 and then find out when doing best fit for model 2 that model 2 won't

> work with the parameter values found in the first run with model 1. So

> the fitting must consider all the models to find best fit values for

> the parameter.

>

> I wonder if this achievable with mathematica or if i would be better

> of with other software

>

> thank you for your help

>

>  Ktota

>

>

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