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Declaration:procedure CalcParabolFit (var k0,k1,k2: Double; var FitQual: Double);

The procedure CalcParabolFit calculates the best fitting parabola for a given set of data. The parabola is determined by the equation

The values of x and y are given by the data samples, the parameters k0, k1, and k2 are estimated by CalcParabolFit using a least squares approximation.

The data points [x,y] have to be entered using the routine EnterStatValue. A minimum number of 3 values is required in order to apply CalcParabolFit. Do not forget to reset the statistics calculation before entering any new data sets (use the method Init). In addition to the parameters k0, k1, and k2, CalcParabolFit returns the goodness of fit FitQual. This parameter may vary between 0.0 and 1.0, indicating the best possible fit if FitQual equals 1.0.

Hint: The quality of fit calculated by CalcParabolFit is not adjusted for the degree of freedoms in the regression parameters.

  This application lets you draw points in a chart and calculate various types of regression curves. Note, that CURVEFIT.DPR uses the components RCHART and NUMLAB for the user interface, which are not included in the MATH2 package.

Example: This method is used in the following example program (see for downloading the code): curvefit

Last Update: 2023-Feb-06