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Understanding mathematical models

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A mathematical model is an equation that describes a physical, chemical or biological state or process. The goal of nonlinear regression is to fit a model to your data.

What exactly is a mathematical model?

Learn from three example models.

It sure would be nice if models could be chosen by Prism. Why is this not possible?

When trying to understand a model, here are some tips for figuring out what it means.

In addition to fitting a model to data, Prism can plot a function, or a family of functions. You choose a function and values for the parameters, and Prism will plot predicted Y values for a range of X values.

 

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