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Fitting data

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  • Subject: [mg29535] Fitting data
  • From: "Richard" <wzn at>
  • Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2001 01:47:21 -0400 (EDT)
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How can I fit an function to data in mathematica? For example: in an
experiment I collect data with a normal distrubution. I want to fit a normal
curve to this data, with unknown mean and variance. Can I do this with the
mean-squares-method or do I need an iterative algorithm or something like


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