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Question: Is there a bug in stats fit?

I am fitting polynomial differential equations to data, and I came across some troubling behavior. I have sets of coordinates in x, y, z, and values w at these coordinates. The x,y,z coordinates and the data at these coordinates are concatenations of three subsets of data each, and depending on the order of the concatenation, I get different polynomials from the stats fit command. The difference is not trivial -- it makes a huge differentce in the stability of the differential equations. I have written a demonstration worksheet to show this problem.

John Starrett

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