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Curve fitting with global optimization routines

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Most curve fitting algorithms rely on local optimization routines. These demand good estimates of the fit parameters.

Instead, this module allows to use Global Optimization routines of scipy.optimize to minimize the squared deviation function.


This module can be installed from PyPI

pip3 install curve_fit.annealing


Let us fit a beat signal with two sinus functions, with a total of 6 free parameters.

By default, the curve_fit function of this module will use the scipy.optimize.dual_annealing method to find the global optimum of the curve fitting problem. The dual annealing algorithm requires bounds for the fitting parameters. Other global optimization methods like scipy.optimize.basinhopping require an initial guess of the parameters instead.

import numpy as np
from matplotlib import pyplot as plt
from curve_fit import annealing

def f(x,p):
    # Sum of two sinus functions
    return p[0]*np.sin(p[1]*x + p[2]) + p[3]*np.sin(p[4]*x+p[5])

xdata = np.linspace(-100,100,1000)
ydata = f(xdata, [1, 1, 0, 1, 0.9, 0])

plt.plot(xdata, ydata, label='data')

result = annealing.curve_fit(f, xdata, ydata, bounds=bounds)

p_opt = result.x # optimal fit parameters
ydata_res = f(xdata, p_opt)
plt.plot(xdata, ydata_res, label='fit')

Or use scipy.optimize.basinhopping:

result = annealing.curve_fit(f, xdata, ydata, method='basinhopping', x0=np.zeros(6))

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