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Re: Which interpolation?
Posted:
Dec 8, 2012 6:57 AM


On 07/12/2012 21:48, Dave Dodson wrote: > The data presented suggest that the function has a horizontal asymptote at y = 1.
You're right.
> If you expect that this is the case, you should try a model that has such an asymptote. E.g., y(x) = 1 + a/x + b/x^2 + ... or y(x) = A*exp(a*x) + B*exp(b*x) + ....
I use a function similar to the former: y(x)= a + b / sqrt(x) + (c + (d + e / x) / x) / x but the question is: should I use that function (which doesn't pass over the calculated points and the pointtopoint error is much bigger than the confidence interval 2.5e6 used in the simulation) or should I use a spline?
I'm asking that because I calculated the points using a narrow confidence interval, so the risk to miss the true y value should be small (obviously I don't know anything about the true y value).
Cristiano



