[R] fitting cosine curve

lily li chocold12 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 21 04:18:07 CEST 2017

Thanks. I will do a trial first. Also, is it okay to have the datasets that
have only part of the cycle, or better to have equal or more than one
cycle? That is to say, I cannot have the complete datasets sometimes.

On Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 7:37 PM, Don Cohen <don-r-help at isis.cs3-inc.com>

> If you know the period and want to fit phase and amplitude, this is
> equivalent to fitting a * sin + b * cos
>  > >>> > I don't know how to set the approximate starting values.
> I'm not sure what you meant by that, but I suspect it's related to
> phase and amplitude.
>  > >>> > Besides, does the method work for sine curve as well?
> sin is the same as cos with a different phase
> Any combination of a and b above = c * sin (theta + d) for
> some value of c and d and = e * cos (theta + f) for some value
> of e and f.
> Also for any c,d and for any e,f there is an a,b.
> the c and e are what I'm calling amplitude, the d and f are what
> I'm calling phase.

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