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constrained FindFit is extremely slow?

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  • Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2013 07:06:26 -0400 (EDT)
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hi all
i'm trying to use FindFit to find parameters in a differential equation model, and give it a bit of help by adding constraints.  But i'm finding that as soon as i add a single constraint, Mathematica grinds to a halt.  is this something specifically to do with the differential equation model?

code is:

model[a_?NumberQ,b_?NumberQ,c_?NumberQ,d_?NumberQ,f_?NumberQ,Km1_?NumberQ,Km2_?NumberQ,Km3_?NumberQ,NTP0_?NumberQ]:=(model[a,b,c,d, f, Km1,Km2,Km3,NTP0]=First[MG/.NDSolve[{
MG'[t]==a*DNA*NTP[t]/(Sqrt[Km1^2]+NTP[t])-b MG[t],
NTP'[t]==-f*a*DNA*NTP[t]/(Sqrt[Km1^2]+NTP[t])-d MG[t] NTP[t]/(Sqrt[Km2^2]+NTP[t])-c NTP[t]/(Sqrt[Km3^2]+NTP[t]),

fit = FindFit[data,
  model[a, b, c, d, f, Km1, Km2, Km3, NTP0][
   t], {{a, 10}, {b, 0.0737}, {c, 7}, {d, .99}, {f, 18}, {Km1,
    12893.842}, {Km2, 8663.477}, {Km3, 1946}, {NTP0, 1500000}}, t]


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