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Program to search for curves which fit experimental data

  1. Sep 19, 2010 #1
    Does anyone remember a program (or know of something similar!) which, given a compilation of data, would search for equations which best fit the data?

    The one I'm thinking of came out ~ a year ago. It was a Windows-only program but it worked fine under wine.

    Unfortunately my time spent on google is not proving fruitful. :/
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  3. Sep 19, 2010 #2
    Pretty much all math/database software will be able to do that, and all math-oriented programming languages, etc.

    Excel will do it, also: gnuplot, idl, matlab, mathematica, 'grapher' on macs, etc.
  4. Sep 20, 2010 #3
    Hmm... I don't think from the ones of those I know how to use that they support such a feature (if so I'll be pretty miffed I never knew about it!). Fitting curves, yes, but you have to state explicitly the equation you are trying to fit.

    In any case, I believe I have found what I was looking for
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