
LM(3) User Contributed Perl Documentation LM(3)
NAME
PDL::Fit::LM  LevenberMarquardt fitting routine for PDL
DESCRIPTION
This module provides fitting functions for PDL. Currently, only LevenbergMarquardt fit
ting is implemented. Other procedures should be added as required. For a fairly concise
overview on fitting see Numerical Recipes, chapter 15 "Modeling of data".
SYNOPSIS
use PDL::Fit::LM;
$ym = lmfit $x, $y, $sig, \&expfunc, $a, {Maxiter => 300};
FUNCTIONS
lmfit
LevenbergMarquardt fitting of a user supplied model function
($ym,$a,$covar,$iters) =
lmfit $x, $y, $sig, \&expfunc, $a, {Maxiter => 300, Eps => 1e3};
Options:
Maxiter: maximum number of iterations before giving up
Eps: convergence citerium for fit; success when normalized change
in chisquare smaller than Eps
The user supplied sub routine reference should accept 4 arguments
o a vector of independent values $x
o a vector of fitting parameters
o a vector of dependent variables that will be assigned upon return
o a matrix of partial derivatives with respect to the fitting parameters that will be
assigned upon return
As an example take this definition of a single exponential with 3 parameters (width,
amplitude, offset):
sub expdec {
my ($x,$par,$ym,$dyda) = @_;
my ($a,$b,$c) = map {$par>slice("($_)")} (0..2);
my $arg = $x/$a;
my $ex = exp($arg);
$ym .= $b*$ex+$c;
my (@dy) = map {$dyda>slice(",($_)")} (0..2);
$dy[0] .= $b*$ex*$arg/$a;
$dy[1] .= $ex;
$dy[2] .= 1;
}
Note usage of the ".=" operator for assignment
In scalar context returns a vector of the fitted dependent variable. In list context
returns fitted yvalues, vector of fitted parameters, an estimate of the covariance matrix
(as an indicator of goodness of fit) and number of iterations performed.
An extended example script that uses lmfit is included below. This nice example was pro
vided by John Gehman and should help you to master the initial hurdles. It can also be
found in the Example/Fit directory.
use PDL;
use PDL::Math;
use PDL::Fit::LM;
use strict;
### fit using pdl's lmfit (MarquardtLevenberg nonlinear least squares fitting)
###
### `lmfit' Syntax:
###
### ($ym,$a,$covar,$iters)
### = lmfit $x, $y, $sig, \&fn, $initp, {Maxiter => 300, Eps => 1e3};
###
### Explanation of variables
###
### OUTPUT
### $ym = pdl of fitted values
### $a = pdl of paramters
### $covar = covariance matrix
### $iters = number of iterations actually used
###
### INPUT
### $x = x data
### $y = y data
### $sig = weights for y data (can be set to scalar 1 for equal weighting)
### \&fn = reference to function provided by user (more on this below)
### $initp = initial values for floating parameters
### (needs to be explicitly set prior to use of lmfit)
### Maxiter = maximum iterations
### Eps = convergence criterium (maximum normalized change in Chi Sq.)
### Example:
# make up experimental data:
my $xdata = pdl sequence 5;
my $ydata = pdl [1.1,1.9,3.05,4,4.9];
# set initial prameters in a pdl (order in accord with fit function below)
my $initp = pdl [0,1];
# Weight all y data equally (else specify different weights in a pdl)
my $wt = 1;
# Use lmfit. Fourth input argument is reference to userdefined
# subroutine ( here \&linefit ) detailed below.
my ($yf,$pf,$cf,$if) = lmfit $xdata, $ydata, $wt, \&linefit, $initp;
# Note output
print "\nXDATA\n$xdata\nY DATA\n$ydata\n\nY DATA FIT\n$yf\n\n";
print "Slope and Intercept\n$pf\n\nCOVARIANCE MATRIX\n$cf\n\n";
print "NUMBER ITERATIONS\n$if\n\n";
# simple example of user defined fit function. Guidelines included on
# how to write your own function subroutine.
sub linefit {
# leave this line as is
my ($x,$par,$ym,$dyda) = @_;
# $m and $b are fit parameters, internal to this function
# call them whatever make sense to you, but replace (0..1)
# with (0..x) where x is equal to your number of fit parameters
# minus 1
my ($m,$b) = map { $par>slice("($_)") } (0..1);
# Write function with dependent variable $ym,
# independent variable $x, and fit parameters as specified above.
# Use the .= (dot equals) assignment operator to express the equality
# (not just a plain equals)
$ym .= $m * $x + $b;
# Edit only the (0..1) part to (0..x) as above
my (@dy) = map {$dyda > slice(",($_)") } (0..1);
# Partial derivative of the function with respect to first
# fit parameter ($m in this case). Again, note .= assignment
# operator (not just "equals")
$dy[0] .= $x;
# Partial derivative of the function with respect to next
# fit parameter ($b in this case)
$dy[1] .= 1;
# Add $dy[ ] .= () lines as necessary to supply
# partial derivatives for all floating paramters.
}
tlmfit
threaded version of LevenbergMarquardt fitting routine mfit
tlmfit $x, $y, float(1)>dummy(0), $na, float(200), float(1e4),
$ym=null, $afit=null, \&expdec;
Signature:
tlmfit(x(n);y(n);sig(n);a(m);iter();eps();[o] ym(n);[o] ao(m);
OtherPar => subref)
a threaded version of "lmfit" by using perl threading. Direct threading in "lmfit" seemed
difficult since we have an if condition in the iteration. In principle that can be worked
around by using "where" but .... Send a threaded "lmfit" version if you work it out!
Since we are using perl threading here speed is not really great but it is just convenient
to have a threaded version for many applications (no explicit forloops required, etc).
Suffers from some of the current limitations of perl level threading.
BUGS
Not known yet.
AUTHOR
This file copyright (C) 1999, Christian Soeller (c.soeller@auckland.ac.nz). All rights
reserved. There is no warranty. You are allowed to redistribute this software documenta
tion under certain conditions. For details, see the file COPYING in the PDL distribution.
If this file is separated from the PDL distribution, the copyright notice should be
included in the file.
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