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Re: FindFit::nrlnum Error Message

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  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2012 19:00:10 -0500 (EST)
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On Nov 8, 2012, at 2:07 AM, benz <sitthichaisa at> wrote:

> I'm trying to fit the data to the curve using FindFit function and i got Error Message
> FindFit::nrlnum: The function value {1.49186*10^20-9.32484*10^16 I,1.59454*10^18-2.00252*10^15 I,<<8>>,<<99>>} is not a list of real numbers with dimensions {109} at {RMSX1,aX1,nX1,mX1} = {-841.739,86.6839,-24.2917,-11.7296}.
> I'm trying to solve it for days now and i really have no idea what to do next. Plz help!
> this is the link
> =

Hard to answer without seeing the model you're trying to use. But evidently some numerical "fuzz" is involved. You probably can solve it by using Chop to get rid of the small imaginary terms 9.32484*10^16 I, etc.

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