[SciPy-user] using errors in scipy.optimize.leastsq

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Sat Apr 14 17:57:05 CDT 2007

Tommy Grav wrote:
> I am using scipy.optimize.leastsq to fit a sinusoid function to a set of
> observations given by three arrays atime,amag,aerr. I am able to make
> the leastsq function find what seems to be the appropriate solution,
> but I am now wondering how to use the amerr (the array of errors in
> the measurement to weight the individual points used in the solution.
> Does anyone have any hints for doing this?

diff /= merr

Robert Kern

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 an underlying truth."
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