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How can I create a smooth curve that fits my data ?

Asked by Marie Robert on 24 Apr 2018
Latest activity Commented on by Kh zaa
on 16 Sep 2018 at 19:04

Hello everyone,

I am currently trying to figure out a way to create a curve that would fit my data, not using the "plot" function. I have seen that there are filters that exist and tried the "sgolay" one but it won't work (probably because I don't quite understand how it works). I would appreciate some help.

Here is the current code:

hold on
h=sgolayfilt(alpha4, 4, 7)
title('Variation de la portance $F_z$ en fonction de l''angle d''incidence $\alpha$')
ylabel('Force $F_z$ de portance [N]');
xlabel('Angle d''incidence $\alpha$ de l''\''ecoulement [rad]');
axis([-0.5 1 0 1.62])

and the previous version of the graph:

The smooth curve would fit the blue data (instead of a linear fit).

PS: I am French and I struggle with very specific terms (and Matlab in general) so it would d be really nice if you used the simplest terms possible.


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Si vous avez la boîte à outils d'ajustement de courbe, utilisez-la.

Si ce n'est pas le cas, ce lien peut vous aider ici. Vous pouvez également faire traduire la documentation de Matlab en français - cela fonctionne plutôt bien. Cliquez sur le bouton "Traduire cette page" dans le coin supérieur droit et sélectionnez la langue appropriée. Dans votre cas probablement français ;-)

En attendant, je vais regarder vos données.

Bonne chance Si vous avez d'autres questions, s'il vous plaît contactez-nous.

Salutations Stephan

Thank you for your help! I did succeed at fitting my data. However, I have a new problem: when I plot the fittedmodel ( plot(fittedmodel1,F_z4,alpha4) ), a part of it is cropped in my figure window. How can I solve this ?

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Answer by Stephan Jung on 24 Apr 2018
Edited by Stephan Jung on 24 Apr 2018
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thats nice so far. You did it with the curve fitting toolbox i guess (?)

Try the xlim command after the plot command for your fitted curve:


The interval of -0.5...1 is just taken from your diagramm - you can of course use the variables of your .mat files data for adjusting this.

I hope it works well for you. If you still have problems please share your code.

best regards



At last, I did succeed at doing what I wanted to do. Thank you very much for your help!

I use level-1 s-function in my simulink model. Measurements of 5 variables are collected in simulink and sent to s-function. In order to filter out some of measurements noise, i need to use the average of the snapshots received over a a time window (i.e. 2 second). how i can do that ? thanks

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