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Say you have a bunch of data you've collected plotted on a graph, what level of math teaches you to convert this data into a formula that you can play with?

I'm in calc 2 right now and we just covered volumes. It's AWESOME! I'm not much of a higher level math person, but this has got me thinking about moving on. But I really don't know what's out there. We are working with such simple equations, but what if I didn't know the equations?

Say I plotted the dimensions of 1/2 beer bottle, lengthwise about the x-axis, and wanted to integrate it from 0 to whatever the height is. But the problem is I don't know what formula represents the shape of these dots. I mean I could estimate and do it in sections, but how do I get an equation that represents it perfectly?

Thanks a lot! Sorry if this is basic :)