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Quadratic curve fitting!

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I know its a 100% offline post.But seeing the diversity of the domain from
which people are participating,
I would like to post this question here.Pardon me.At the least, u can guide
me to the proper newsgroup.Thanks.

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I want to draw a curve for a set of observations(i.e, x,y pairs) using
Quadratic fit using Least Square method.
I do not what is the step1, step2, step 3 i mean alogorithm for this
process.Any helps will be gratefully appreciated.

Regards,
Vinodh Kumar P


Jul 19 '05 #1
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"Vinodh Kumar" <th*************@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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Number One:
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I know its a 100% offline post.
So, you don't even have an excuse.
But seeing the diversity of the domain from
which people are participating,
I would like to post this question here.Pardon me.At the least, u can guide me to the proper newsgroup.Thanks.
I wouldn't have a clue. Did you try looking for a group with 'algorithm',
'math' or related term, or did you just decide to ask a completely off-topic
question as your first step?
Number Two:
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I want to draw a curve for a set of observations(i.e, x,y pairs) using
Quadratic fit using Least Square method.
I do not what is the step1, step2, step 3 i mean alogorithm for this
process.Any helps will be gratefully appreciated.


Completely off-topic, which you already know. So why bother asking?

DW

Jul 19 '05 #2

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"Vinodh Kumar" <th*************@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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Number One:
=========
I know its a 100% offline post.But seeing the diversity of the domain from which people are participating,
I would like to post this question here.Pardon me.At the least, u can guide me to the proper newsgroup.Thanks.

Number Two:
=========
I want to draw a curve for a set of observations(i.e, x,y pairs) using
Quadratic fit using Least Square method.
I do not what is the step1, step2, step 3 i mean alogorithm for this
process.Any helps will be gratefully appreciated.


You are most likely to get a good and peer reviewed answers if you post
the question to a newsgroup where your question is topical. In this case
that would be comp.graphics.algorithms

--
Peter van Merkerk
peter.van.merkerk(at)dse.nl

Jul 19 '05 #3

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Vinodh Kumar wrote:

Number One:
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I know its a 100% offline post.But seeing the diversity of the domain from
which people are participating,
I would like to post this question here.Pardon me.At the least, u can guide
me to the proper newsgroup.Thanks.

Number Two:
=========
I want to draw a curve for a set of observations(i.e, x,y pairs) using
Quadratic fit using Least Square method.
I do not what is the step1, step2, step 3 i mean alogorithm for this
process.Any helps will be gratefully appreciated.

Regards,
Vinodh Kumar P

Well, i don't know what are your real aims. We use least square method
to fit with a model curve.
By example, you can by this method find the straight line who is the
nearest from a set of points.
It is very used in physics when you want to find numerically the
parameters of a linear law. You
can also use least square method to find the nearest parabole, cubic
... curve, which is the nearest from your points.
You compute by this way the coefficients a,b,c so that y=a x + b x +c
is the nearest
parabol from your points.
Then you have to minimize the functionnal J = Sum_i( (y_i - a*x_i+
b*x_i +c)^2) where (x_i,y_i) is the set of points

If your aim is to smooth a set of edges, you can use smooth techniques
like splines. Especially cubic splines are very nice.
You ensure by using cubic splines that your curve will pass by your sets
of points, and the curve is smooth. I joined a documentation
about splines

http://kr.cs.ait.ac.th/~radok/math/mat7/step28.htm

http://math.arizona.edu/~restrepo/47...ea/node35.html

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Marc Durufle
Inria Rocquencourt
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Jul 19 '05 #4

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"Vinodh Kumar" <th*************@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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Number One:
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I know its a 100% offline post.But seeing the diversity of the domain from
which people are participating,
I would like to post this question here.Pardon me.At the least, u can guide me to the proper newsgroup.Thanks.

Number Two:
=========
I want to draw a curve for a set of observations(i.e, x,y pairs) using
Quadratic fit using Least Square method.
I do not what is the step1, step2, step 3 i mean alogorithm for this
process.Any helps will be gratefully appreciated.

Regards,
Vinodh Kumar P

It is very OT in here... but I would suggest using Newton's interpolation
formula to work out the polynomial. Look Newton interpolation formula up in
google and it should give you enough information. If you need anymore help,
email me and I will do my best.
HTH,
S. Armondi
Jul 19 '05 #5

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It is very OT in here... but I would suggest using Newton's interpolation
formula to work out the polynomial. Look Newton interpolation formula up in
google and it should give you enough information. If you need anymore help,
email me and I will do my best.
HTH,
S. Armondi


I hope you won't have lots of points because classical Lagrangian
interpolation (we call also Newton) gives a poor approximation
when the degree of polynoms increase. You get oscillations and it is why
we prefer to use cubic splines :-) You can also use lagrangian
polynomials on subsets of 3 or 4 points, but you will have
discontinuities in your curve. Anyway, it works...
--
Marc Durufle
Inria Rocquencourt
Tel : 01 39 63 56 27
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Jul 19 '05 #6

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