Least Squares Data Fitting in MATLAB

Demonstration of least squares data fitting using both inverse and backslash operators.


Updated 9 Mar 2012

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This example was developed for use in teaching modeling, simulation, and optimization in graduate engineering courses. A corresponding video is available at:


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James Allison (2023). Least Squares Data Fitting in MATLAB (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/35541-least-squares-data-fitting-in-matlab), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

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Created with R2011b
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