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Re: Fit

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  • Subject: [mg7048] Re: [mg7011] Fit
  • From: "Sherman.Reed" <sherman.reed at>
  • Date: Sat, 3 May 1997 22:04:42 -0400 (EDT)
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I used the following:

fitted[x_] = Fit[database,{1,x,x^2},x]

Plot[fitted[x],{x,0,1000}] returns the right graph

Plot[fitted[z], {z,0,1000}] also returns the right graph.

I could not make fitted[x_] := Fit[database,{1,x,x^2},x] work.

Sherman C. Reed
sherman.reed at

> From: WANNKE Michael <wannkem8 at>
> To: mathgroup at
> Subject: [mg7011] Fit
> Date: Thursday, May 01, 1997 1:48 PM
> Hi!
> I would like to fit a database. The function Fit works quite well, but
> if I use the following command line:
> fitted = Fit[database,{1,x,x^2},x]
> Mathematica returns a fixed expression with x as variable. The problem
> is that now x is the only variable which can be used:
> Plot[fitted,{x,0,1000}] returns the right graph
> Plot[fitted, {z,0,1000}] returns an error!
> How can I fit my database in order to get a function (style f[x]:=...)?
> Thank you very much.
> Michael Wannke
> wannkem8 at

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