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Re: LS fit to a plane

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  • Subject: [mg16844] Re: LS fit to a plane
  • From: "P.J. Hinton" <paulh>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Apr 1999 21:35:20 -0500
  • Organization: "Wolfram Research, Inc."
  • References: <7dpu5d$>
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On 30 Mar 1999, Virgil Stokes wrote:

> I would like to fit a set of 3D coordinates (each with measurement error)
> to a plane; i.e.
> find the parameters A,B,C,D in
>    Ax + By + Cz + D = 0
> for a set of (x,y,z) measurements.

Paste the following expression into a notebook and evaluate it:

FrontEndExectue[FrontEnd`HelpBrowserLookup["RefGuide", "Fit"]]

This should open the front end's Help Browser with the reference guide
entry for Fit[].  The seventh bulleted item from the top describes exactly
what you want to do.

P.J. Hinton
Mathematica Programming Group           paulh at
Wolfram Research, Inc.        
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein are those of the author alone.

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