# [SciPy-dev] parameter control in scipy.optimize.leastsq

Robin robince@gmail....
Sun Oct 19 10:40:17 CDT 2008

```On Sun, Oct 19, 2008 at 4:28 PM, Maximilian Fabricius <mxhf@gmx.net> wrote:
> Robin,
>
> great, nice idea! As this may be of use to others, my solution now is:
>
>
> def fit_function(p_fit, fit, p_fixed, ... ):
>        # assemble p_fit and p_fixed into a single array
>        # while restoring the correct order of the original p0 array.
>        p = zeros(fit.size)
>        p[ where(fit == True) ] = p_fit
>        p[ where(fit == False) ] = p_fixed
>        # calls the original residuals routine
>        return residuals(p, ... )
>
> main():
>        # best guesses
>        p0 = zeros(10)
>        p0[0] = vrot_d
>        p0[1] = vsig_d
>        ....
>
>        # choose which parameters to fit
>        fit = zeros(len(p0))
>        fit[0:7] = True
>        fit[8] = False
>        fit[9] = False
>
>        # store parameters which should be fit in p_fit
>        #  all the others in p_fixed
>        p_fit = p0[ where(fit == True) ]
>        p_fixed = p0[ where(fit == False) ]
>        plsq = leastsq(fit_function, p_fit, args=(fit, p_fixed,  ...) )
>
> Thanks!

Just want to point out that if fit is a boolean array (ie fit =
array([True,False,False,True]) etc. then you can index with it
of p0[where(fit==False)] which is likely to be a bit quicker. Doesn't
matter outside, but in the fit_function you probably want to save any
time you can since it will be run many times.

Robin
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