[R] exponential day

Francis Boateng |r@nc|@@bo@teng @end|ng |rom ver@@ntphy@|c@@com
Wed Aug 15 19:17:14 CEST 2018

Thanks Ellison, I will try it. 


-----Original Message-----
From: S Ellison <S.Ellison using LGCGroup.com> 
Sent: Thursday, August 9, 2018 8:12 AM
To: Francis Boateng <francis.boateng using versantphysics.com>; r-help using r-project.org
Subject: RE: exponential day

> Please, how can I determine parameters from exponential equation 
> Example
> one:  y = a*exp(-b*x);  how do I determine  a  and  b , as well as 
> R-square from data sets. And also fitting y = a*exp(-b*x) into the 
> data sets Assuming data sets A = (0,2,4,6,8,10) B = 
> (1,0.8,0.6,0.4,0.2,0.1)

For least squares fitting, you could take logs and do a simple linear fit, if the resduals are reasonably homoscedastic in the log domain (or if you can sort the weighting out properly).

For non-linear least squares, look at ?nlm, ?nls or (if you want to roll your own) ?optim

For max likelihood, maybe nlme in the nlme package.

For other ideas, look up 'non-linear fitting with R' on any search engine, or check the R Task Views

S Ellison

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