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> So the (naive) question that I've always pondered is, would CUBING the
> appropriate values instead of squaring them produce an even tighter fit
> between function and data points? (Assuming that I understand anything at all
> about why even 'squaring' is the accepted method, ha.) Although, I imagine that
> squaring is perhaps 'good enough', and that cubing would be an unnecessary and
> more complex mathematical step.
>
> From reading at least various Wikipedia pages re: the discovery or invention of
> 'sum of squares' etc, it kind of gives me the impression that Gauss et al came
> up with the method in an empirical way(?) rather than from any theoretical
> standpoint. And that it simply proved useful.
https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/63238/whydoweusealeastsquaresfit
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"Bald Eagle" <cre### [at] netscapenet> wrote:
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> https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/63238/whydoweusealeastsquaresfit
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Those stackexchange links are proving to be fascinating and really informative;
thanks! Yes, I see now that 'squaring' has many purposes (and Pythagorean
antecedents) regarding the 'sum of squares' method. Lots to absorb!
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On 11/03/2023 23:44, Bald Eagle wrote:
> "yesbird" <nomail@nomail> wrote:
> I'm not sure how you reach that conclusion, since the function takes all of the
> randomly generated points and calculates the center point and radius of a single
> bestfitting sphere. It fits a sphere to the data, not the other way around.
Yes, exactly, but I mean something like this:
https://www2.latech.edu/~jkanno/packing.pdf
Please find fixed Matlab function in attachment.
Btw, there is a free version of ML, which supports original syntax:
https://octave.org

YB
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"Kenneth" <kdw### [at] gmailcom> wrote:
> Those stackexchange links are proving to be fascinating and really informative;
> thanks! Yes, I see now that 'squaring' has many purposes (and Pythagorean
> antecedents) regarding the 'sum of squares' method. Lots to absorb!
Apparently, Grant has been closely monitoring our conversations, and made a
video to explain the basics:
But what is the Central Limit Theorem?
3Blue1Brown
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeJD6dqJ5lo
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