Lecture 17: Curve Fitting

author: John Guttag, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
recorded by: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
published: Oct. 29, 2012,   recorded: March 2011,   views: 2976
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This lecture is about how to use computation to help understand experimental data. It talks about using linear regression to fit a curve to data, and introduces the coefficient of determination as a measure of the tightness of a fit.

Topics covered: Arrays, curve fitting, numpy, pylab, least squares fit, prediction.

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