[SciPy-user] Fitting - Gauss-normal distribution

Christian Meesters meesters@uni-mainz...
Mon Feb 26 07:54:27 CST 2007


you are welcome to use this code - not tested, since it is only rougly 
translated from a more complex function of mine:

from scipy import std
from scipy.optimize import leastsq

def fit_gaussian(x_data, y_data): # ?_data should be numpy arrays
	# estimate the expectation value
        expect = y_data[argmax(x_data)]
	# find +/- 10 elements around the peak
        subxdata = x_data[expect-10:expect+11]
        subydata = y_data[expect-10:expect+11]
	#estimate the std 
	sigma = std([inpt for inpt subydata  in if inpt > 100.0])/len(subydata)**2 
#really dirty hack!!
	#estimate the maximum
        maximum = max(y_data)
        #define starting paramters (as 'first guess')
        parameters0 = [sigma, expect, maximum]
	def __residuals(params, value, inpt):
                calculates the resdiuals
            sigma, expect, maximum = params
            err = value - (maximum * exp((-((inpt-expect)/sigma)**2)/2)) 
            #the equation above allows for adding a constant
            return err

	def __peval(inpt, params):
                evaluates the function
            sigma, expect, maximum = params
            return (maximum * exp((-((inpt-expect)/sigma)**2)/2))

	#calculate fit paramters    
        plsq = leastsq(__residuals,  parameters0, args=(subintensity, 
        #calculate 'full width half maximum' parameter for a gaussian fit
        fwhm = 2*sqrt(2*log(2))*plsq[0][0]
        return plsq[0], fwhm, subxdata , subydata, __peval(subchannel, 

The code above is not really neat, but allows for a peak shifted along your 
'y-axis'. The return value is a tuple of (simga,mu,max),FWHMsubarray of x 
data, subarray of ydata,
and the fitted function as an array.

for more information - the description of leastsq is really good!


On Monday 26 February 2007 14:34, Marian Jakubik wrote:
> Hi, I am a SciPy newbie solving this problem:
> I would like to fit data with gaussian normal distribution.... First, I
> generated data:
> list=normal(0.00714,0.0005,140)
> Then I plot this data:
> pylab.hist(list,20)
> And at the end, I'd like to plot a gauss fit in the graph, also....
> Could anyone help me, please?
> Marian
> This is my code:
> from numpy import *
> from RandomArray import *
> import pylab as p
> list=normal(0.00714,0.0005,140)
> p.hist(list,20)
> p.show()
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