Question: How to fit or approximate a complicated function by a simpler function?

January 03 2014 GOODLUCK 15
Maple 16


Hi everyone,

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.



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