I have a very complicated function y with only one independent variable x, and want to fit or approximate it by a simpler function, say polynomial. Many books or maple reference seem to tell how to fit a set of data instead of a given function. But the argument x in the function is assumed to be continuous other than discrete, so I don't know whether it is possible to express datax in form of x's range such as 0..1, and express datay in form of the function. After that , maybe I can fit the two created data sets by a polynomial function.
Or, does anyone have a better or more direct way to do the fitting linking two fucntions?
I am appreciated for your help.