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gnusci
November 13th, 2007, 11:28 AM
Hallo every one...

I been looking for a good program to fit some E-V data to the Birch–Murnaghan equation of state without luck... any idea?

Thanks a lot...

kleeman
November 14th, 2007, 01:54 AM
From experience it is better to transform your data first so that the fitting is to a simple function like a polynomial. That equation of state seems to be a function of V^{-2/3} so use that as a dependent variable and then you have a cubic fit problem which is easy.

euler_fan
November 16th, 2007, 01:55 AM
R has some very solid non-linear estimation routines. One of the major packages for it is nlme (non-linear maximum likelihood estimation) it can also do non-linear least squares.

akniss
November 16th, 2007, 04:42 AM
R has some very solid non-linear estimation routines. One of the major packages for it is nlme (non-linear maximum likelihood estimation) it can also do non-linear least squares.

+1 for R. Check out the 'drc' package.