Do you know of code (preferably C/C++) to do this for non linear least squares? i found a program called levmar on the internet, but it seems inadequately documented on how to use it and probably not so useful to my purposes.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

My problem is evaluation of a carpet. The middle is worn out and it is laser scanned. i have a point cloud of about a couple of hundred thousand pointsand I need to model the following profile through it. Desired to find are the lengths l1, l2 l3, l4 (l5=width of carpet-l1-l2-l3-l4) and the height difference z. I have to find this using Least Squares Fitting. This seems quite non linear (unless maybe around good initial values which could be found) and the partial derivatives would also have to be determined approximatingly and numerically.

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l1 l2 l3 l4 l5 |

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