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Some dumb questions about Classic Mathcad usage

prop_design
15-Moonstone

Some dumb questions about Classic Mathcad usage

hi,

 

I've forgotten how to work with data in classic mathcad. I have the questions in the file attached along with the data file. These are the three questions, for the sake of the post:

 

1) how to get x,y data into a function

2) how to assign units to the data

3) how to curve fit the data

 

The questions would apply to any x,y data set. This happens to be a fan pq curve.

 

Thanks,

 

Anthony

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you've already defined your units; to assign them to the variables, simply multiply  

Fred_Kohlhepp_0-1639500646312.png

Curve fitting is a whole 'nother art.  Shown is a seventh order polynomial

Fred_Kohlhepp_1-1639501348977.png

 

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you've already defined your units; to assign them to the variables, simply multiply  

Fred_Kohlhepp_0-1639500646312.png

Curve fitting is a whole 'nother art.  Shown is a seventh order polynomial

Fred_Kohlhepp_1-1639501348977.png

 

thanks fred,

 

that reminded me on how to answer the first two questions. i ended up doing it in a spreadsheet though, since it was easier. i don't need to curve fit the data. i added that question in there because it seemed like a logical step people might be interested in.

i ended up having to do something similar to what i was trying to do before. this time it worked. not sure what i was doing wrong before. but attached was the basic issue. i had models from data and models from functions. i was trying to plot them in the same plot and couldn't. i ended up exporting the data and plotting it in a spreadsheet. this time, i could get the plot to work in mathcad. kinda weird.

 

anyways, if this helps anyone, i attached the file. i wouldn't put too much weight into the math. that's a work in progress. the main thing is trying to plot two different mathcad data types. i was thinking i would have to convert the matrices into a function. but i guess that's not necessary.

 

i'm still not sure how you could do that, even if you wanted to. right now the file has the matrices as is and the functions as is. there is no converting of either data.

 

i should state this is a mathcad 15 file. same as my previous attachment.

 

Edit; forgot to attach the data file

You could "convert the matrices into a function" by using either linear or spline interpolation, but as you wrote thats not necessary if you just want to plot the data.

prop_design
15-Moonstone
(To:Werner_E)

ah, thanks werner

 

the problem with curve fits of the data in a spreadsheet was it didn't get the last point right. you could force the first point to match but the last point would be off. i'm assuming mathcad would have the same issue.

 

yesterday i had two formulas and one set of data. when i tried to plot it in mathcad it wasn't working. but i think it was my fault. not sure. but i think i got the hang of it now. i use mathcad so little that i completely forget how to use it. i was looking in the manual and couldn't find anything to help. sometimes it's hard to find the right thing in the manual, even though it's in there somewhere.

I wasn't talking of a curve fit but of a curve interpolation. Mathcad provides functions for linear interpolation and for interpolation with cubic splines. So the data points are connected either by straight lines (with the very same optical result like when you simply plot one vector over the other) or by a cubic.

Werner_E_0-1639631339231.png

But again - if you are just after plotting and are not in need for interpolated data, plotting one vector over the other is just fine.

MC15 sheet attached

AS opposed to interpolation, a fit function (regression) normally does not run through a single data point exactly but just approximates them. It may require some experience and knowledge about the process the data stems from to decide for a suitable function type.

Here are just two examples of how you can do it in Mathcad:

Werner_E_1-1639632770361.png

 

 

prop_design
15-Moonstone
(To:Werner_E)

oh nice,

 

yeah, the linear interpolation looks good. thanks for also clarifying about curve fitting.

 

anthony

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