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# gapolyfitn

### Richard Crozier (view profile)

06 Oct 2009 (Updated )

optimises the functional form of a multi-dimensional polynomial fit to model data

polyvaln(polymodel,indepvar)
```function ypred = polyvaln(polymodel,indepvar)
% polyvaln: evaluates a polynomial model as a function of its variables
% usage: ypred = polyvaln(polymodel,indepvar)
%
% Syntax
%
% ypred = polyvaln(polymodel,indepvar)
%
% arguments: (input)
%  indepvar - (n x p) array of independent variables as columns
%        n is the number of data points to evaluate
%        p is the dimension of the independent variable space
%
%        IF n == 1, then I will assume there is only a
%        single independent variable.
%
%  polymodel - A structure containing a regression model from polyfitn
%        polymodel.ModelTerms = list of terms in the model
%        polymodel.Coefficients = regression coefficients
%
%        Note: A polymodel can be evaluated for any set of
%        values with the function polyvaln. However, if you
%        wish to manipulate the result symbolically using my
%        own sympoly tools, this structure should be converted
%        to a sympoly using the function polyn2sympoly.
%
% Arguments: (output)
%  ypred - nx1 vector of predictions through the model.
%
%
%
% Author: John D'Errico
% Release: 1.0
% Release date: 2/19/06

% get the size of indepvar
[n,p] = size(indepvar);
if (n == 1) && (size(polymodel.ModelTerms,2)==1)
indepvar = indepvar';
[n,p] = size(indepvar);
elseif (size(polymodel.ModelTerms,2)~=p)
error 'Size of indepvar array and this model are inconsistent.'
end

% Evaluate the model
nt = size(polymodel.ModelTerms,1);
ypred = zeros(n,1);
for i = 1:nt
t = ones(n,1);
for j = 1:p
t = t.*indepvar(:,j).^polymodel.ModelTerms(i,j);
end
ypred = ypred + t*polymodel.Coefficients(i);
end

```