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Re: Parameter estimation with mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg8137] Re: [mg8107] Parameter estimation with mathematica
  • From: seanross at
  • Date: Fri, 15 Aug 1997 23:41:48 -0400
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Bibi Dauvillier wrote:
> I have a model and data and what I want to do is called "parameter
> estimation".  For this I need a differential equation solver and a
> optimization package.  My question is: can I use the mathematica package for
> the parameter estimation procedure?
> Thanks,
> Bibi Dauvillier

You are using "parameter estimation" in a way that makes it sound like a
very specific mathematical technique, so I hesitate to give an
unequivocal "yes" to your question.  Mathematica has nice curve fitting
routines(Fit, NonlinearFit) and it has a decent(as long as symbolic
derivatives are available for the basis functions) minimization routine
for least squares fitting(FindMinimum) and it has good DE
solvers(DSolve, NDSolve).  In addition, mathematica is a very powerful
high level programming language even without all the built-in numerical
routines, so you can write anything you need anyway.

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