# Simple x-y curve fitting from data set.

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Tom on 24 Feb 2013
I'm struggling to find a simple example of simple curve fitting in MATLAB.
I just want to do a best-fit curve for the following data:
x = [1 1.5 2 2.5 3 10e10]
y = [19.74 14.26 12.34 11.45 10.97 9.87];
Please could someone show me how to do it?
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Tom on 24 Feb 2013
Well it's supposed to be infinity but yes.

the cyclist on 24 Feb 2013
Edited: the cyclist on 24 Feb 2013
If you type
doc polyfit
in the MATLAB command window, you will see a simple example (and of course the syntax of the command).
EDIT:
I didn't really pay attention to the, uh, unusual shape of your data. polyfit() does simple polynomial fitting, so it's not right for you.
There's not really going to be a fit for a point "at infinity". You should probably add some detail about what you are trying to really accomplish here.
the cyclist on 24 Feb 2013
Tom, that example starts off with erf() simply to create the sample of data which will be fit later.
As Jurgen says, you need to decide what form you want.

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