Tips & Tricks

Fitting an ellipse

Ax^2 +Bxy+Cy^2+Dx+Ey+F=0, if B^2-4AC<0

The trick is the use of the conditional calculation of y(x) depending on the value of the experimental value _Y(x) being larger than the value of the straight line that intersects the ellipse at the largest and smallest values of x of the ellipse x-domain given by (-Bx-E)/(2C).

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Fitting a Poisson distribution

The Poission distribution has the form

P(k)=exp(-lambda)*(lambda^k)/k!

In fitteia the histogram-like fit can be obtained if the function is written as

P=(int) exp(-lambda)*pow(lambda,(int) k)/factorial((int k))


Concatenating columns

You can use Caculator box command select to concatenate columns from two tables in the following way:

  • append your two tables, one after the other, in Data box . First table has n lines and m collumns the second table has p columns
  • type "select 1:1:n, i c1 c2 ... cm and i+n c1 c2 c3 .... cp

Check the example on the side

Single column input

Output after:

select 1:1:4, i c1 and i+4 c1 and i+8 c1