15.3.2.2 Settings Tab (Upper Panel)NLFitDialogSettingsTab
Function Selection
Select a fitting function using the dropdown lists.
Category

Choose a function category. The default category is Origin Basic Functions.

Function

Choose a fitting function from the above Category. You may refer to the Curve Fitting Functions Reference to learn the details of each fitting function. Additionally for Surface Fitting, refer to Surface Fitting Functions.
In addition, item <New>, <Add> and <Search> are provided in Function list menu:
 <New>: Open the Fitting Function Builder to build a new fitting function.
 <Add>: Add a function into fitting function category by adding external *.fdf file.
 <Search>: Open the Search and Insert Functions dialog to search an existing fitting function, you can add it into the fitting function dialog by double click the function name.
Note: To quickly add or find functions, we've added New, Add and Search buttons below the Function list. These buttons simply duplicate the <New>, <Add> and <Search> items that appear at the bottom of the Function list.

 When clicking on the Search button, you will notice an icon for the Fitting Function Library App in the upperright corner of the Search dialog . Click on the icon to browse a list of downloadable functions. Alternately, if you search functions by keyword and no function is found, you will again have the chance to open the Library App and browse for an addon function. Note that this App is preinstalled in the latest versions of Origin.


Iteration Algorithm

Specify the iteration algorithm.
For the difference between these two algorithms, please refer to the comparison between ODR and LM.

Description

Brief description of the function. This information is read only.

File Name(.FDF)

Corresponding FDF file of the function. This information is read only.

Data Selection
Specify the input dataset and data modes.
MultiData Fit Mode (only available with multiple range selections)

This control is available only when there is more than one input dataset.
 Independent Fit  Consolidated Report
 The input datasets are fitted separately. The reports are consolidated into one sheet. See Fitting Multiple Curves Independently for more information.
 Independent Fit  Separate Report
 The input datasets are fitted separately. The reports are output to different worksheets. See Fitting Multiple Curves Independently for more information.
Note: After you select an Independent Fit from the MultiData Fit Mode dropdown menu, the Independent Fit DropDown List list will appear in the row of buttons across the middle of the dialog. Select a dataset from this dropdown menu, and then click the 1 Iteration or Fit Until Converged button to the left of the menu.

 Concatenate Fit
 All input datasets are concatenated and fitted as one curve. Note that replicate data will not be combined before fitting but treated as individual data points. See Fitting with Replicate Data for more information.
 Global Fit
 All datasets are fitted globally. This mode should be used when you want to fit one model to multiple datasets with shared parameters. See: Global Fitting with Parameter Sharing.

Weights

Specify the weighting method. If Use Each Range's Setting is selected, the weighting method in the y subbranch of each Input Data branch will be used when each range is fitted. Otherwise, the weighting method will be applied on all the input ranges.

Input Data

Specify the input dataset(s). Since Origin 2020b, if you started from a graph window, you can click the arrow button after this box to select Use X Scale Range to apply the X scale range on the source graph to the input range.
 Range
 The XY data range.
 Worksheet
 Specify the worksheet name of the dataset in a workbook.
 X
 X column of the curve.
 Y
 Y column of the curve.
 Weight
 Weighting methods.
 See: Fitting with Errors and Weighting
 Rows
 Specify a range of the X column to be fitted. When Rows is set to By Row or By X, you can use the From and To textboxes to specify the range to be fitted.
 Specify all rows of the dataset to be fitted.
 Specify the range of the X column by row index. Use To = 0 to specify "the last row" in the input data range.
 Specify the range of the X column by X value. The By X option supports use of a named range in place of actual X values. For more information, see this OriginLab blog post.

Fitted Curves
Show Preview on Source Graph

This control is available only when the input datasets are from a graph. When selected, fitted curves are previewed in the source graph.

Fitted Curves Plot

When selected, fitted curves will be output and other controls in this page will become available.
 Plot in Report Table
 When selected, fitted curves will be added to the Report Table.
 Plot Type
 This option is available only when the input datasets are from a graph and the Concatenate data mode is chosen. It can be used to control what is added to the source graph.
 Raw Data
 The combined input datasets are plotted.
 Mean,SD
 The mean values of the input datasets are plotted as scatter plot(s) with the standard deviations as error bars.
 Mean,SE
 The mean values of the input datasets are plotted as scatter plot (s) with the standard errors as error bars.
 Note: When Mean, SD or Mean, SE is selected, a mean value that corresponds to an X value is calculated by averaging all the Y values from the input datasets, which correspond to the same X value. If there is only one Y value that corresponds to the X value, both SD and SE will be missing values.
 Plot on Source Graph
 This option is available only when the input datasets are from a graph. Use this to specify whether to add the fitted curve to the original graph.
 None
 The fitted curve is not added to the original graph.
 Fitted Curve
 The fitted curve is added to the original graph.
 Fitted Curve+Plot Type
 The fitted curve and the plot specified by the Plot Type dropdown list are added to the original graph. This option is available only when the input datasets are from a graph and the Concatenate Fit mode is chosen.
 Stack with Residual vs.Indenpendents Plot
 Stack the fitted curve with the Residual vs. Independents Plot.
 Surface Plot Type
 This option is available only when surface fit is used, and the fitted curve plot is enabled (in a report table, on a source graph, or both). It is used to specify the plot type for the fitted surface plot. Note that to add the plot for surface fitting results to a source graph, either OpenGL must be turned on, or the source graph must be created from XYZ worksheet data. See this table for details.
 When OpenGL is turned on, the supported plot types are:
 When OpenGL is turned off, the supported plot types are:
 3D Colormap Surface
 3D Color Fill Surface
 3D Wire Frame
 3D Wire Surface
 Contour
 Update Legend on Source Graph
 This control is available only when the input datasets are from a graph. When selected, the legend of the input graph will be updated after the fitted curves are appended.
 Multiple Plots Use Source Graph Color
 This control is available only when the input datasets are from a graph and there is more than one input dataset. When selected, the color of the fitted curves is the same as the corresponding source plot.
 X Data Type
 Specify how to generate the X values of the fitted curve:
 Same as Input Data
 The X values of the fitted curve are the same as the input X values. It is the default option when Iteration Algorithm is set to Orthogonal Distance Regression.
 Uniform Linear
 The X values of the fitted curve are plotted on an equallyspaced linear scale.
 Log
 The X values of the fitted curve are plotted on a logarithmic scale.
 Use Existing Dataset
 Choose an existing dataset as the X values of the fitted curve. This option is not available for surface fit.
 Follow Curve Shape
 The X values of the fitted curve are smartly computed so that the fitted curve will follow the source curve shape. It is very useful when the shape of the source curve changes rapidly in some areas. It is the default option when Iteration Algorithm is set to Levenberg Marquardt.
 Existing Dataset
 This control is available only when X Data Type is Use Existing Dataset. It is used to select a dataset from the worksheet and use it as the X value of fitted curve. It must be a single data range (i.e. multiple range selections are not supported).
 Points
 This control is available only when X Data Type is either Uniform Linear or Log. It specifies the total number of data points in a fitted curve.
 Range
 This control is available only when X Data Type is either Uniform Linear or Log. It specifies the range of the X values of the fitted curve. Select one of the following options:
 Use Input Data Range + Range Margin
 Span to Full Axis Range
 Custom
 Range Margin
 This control is available only when X Data Type is either Uniform Linear or Log, and Use Input Data Range + Range Margin is selected for Range. It specifies the range margin into which the fitted curves extend.
 Min/Max
 This control is available only when X Data Type is either Uniform Linear or Log, and Custom is selected for Range. These two text boxes specify the minimum and maximum X values for fitted curves.
 Confidence Bands
 Add confidence bands to the fitted curve plot as two lines with filled area in between. You can turn the area fill off or customize the fill pattern on the Line tab of Plot Details dialog.
 Prediction Bands
 Add prediction bands to the fitted curve plot as two lines with filled area in between. You can turn the area fill off or customize the fill pattern on the Line tab of Plot Details dialog.
 Confidence Level for Curves (%)
 Enter a confidence level for confidence bands and prediction bands.

Residual Plots

Use the controls in this branch to customize the residual plots.
When fitting with the Levenberg Marquardt algorithm:
 Residual Type
 Specify the residual type from the dropdown list:
 Regular
 Standardized
 Studentized
 Studentized Deleted
For the selected residual type, you can opt to output up to six residual plots:
 Residual vs. Independents Plot
 Histogram of the Residual Plot
 Residual vs. Predicted Values Plot
 Residual vs. the Order of the Data Plot
 Residual Lag Plot
 Normal Probability Plot of Residuals
For more details please see: Graphic Residual Analysis.
When fitting with the Orthogonal Distance Regression algorithm, there is only one option:
 Residual Scatter Plot

Find X/Y
Control output of Find Specific X/Y tables. A Find Y from X table is used to obtain a dependent variable value that corresponds to a given independent variable value. Use a Find X from Y table to obtain an independent variable value for a given dependent variable value.
See: Finding Y/X from X/Y Standard Curves.
Find X from Y

Generate a Find X From Y table.
 Number of X Columns
 Specify the number of X columns.

Find Y from X

Generate a Find Y From X table.
 Number of Y Columns
 Specify the number of Y columns.

Note: This branch is disabled for nonlinear implicit curve fitting.

Find Z
This option is only available for surface fitting. Controls output of the Find Z from XY table. A Find Z from XY table is used to obtain a dependent variable value Z that corresponds to a set of given independent variable values X and Y.
Find Z from XY

Use the checkbox to specify whether to generate a Find Z from XY table.
 Number of Z Columns
 Specify the number of Z columns.

Advanced
Replica

Use these controls to fit your data to a builtin peak function by replicating the function for each peak, each of which may have different parameters. Your data should display multiple peaks of the same general form (e.g. Lorentzian or Gaussian) but with different centers or widths. If the function you have selected does not support replicas, this branch is disabled.
 Number of Replicas
 Specify the number of replicas. You must set the number to n1, where n is the number of peaks you believe to be present in your data.
 Peak Finding Settings
 Settings related to peak finding.
 Peak Finding Method for Nonlinear Curve Fit
 Specifies the method to search peaks. Please see the Find Peaks page in the Peak Analyzer chapter for more details.
 Local Maximum
 Window Search
 1st Derivative
 2nd Derivative (search Hidden peaks)
 Residual after 1st Derivative (search Hidden peaks)
 Local Points(%)
 Only available when Local Maximum is selected in the Method dropdown list. Controls the number of points (local area) used for finding the peaks with the Local Maximum method.
 Window Height(%)
 Only available when Window Search is selected in the Method dropdown list. Controls the height of the rectangle used to find peaks. Edit the Height value in the text box.
 Window Width(%)
 Only available when Window Search is selected in the Method dropdown list. Controls the width of the rectangle used to find the peaks. Edit the Width value in the text box.
 Peak Finding Method for Nonlinear Surface Fit
 Specifies the method to search peaks.
 Local Maximum
 1st Partial Derivative
 Contour Consolidation
 Local Points
 Controls the number of points in the X and Y directions (local area), used for finding peaks.
 Peak Direction
 Narrow the search for positive and/or negative peaks.
 Positive
 Find positive peaks only.
 Negative
 Find negative peaks only.
 Both
 Find both positive and negative peaks.
 Peak Min Height(%Y Scale)
 Control the minimum height of the found peaks. For Nonlinear Surface Fit, the label will read Peak Min Height(%Z Scale).
 Replicate From nth Parameter
 Specify which parameters to use for fitting multiple peaks. For example, in a Gaussian function, the parameters are ordered y0, xc, w, and A. If set to 2, Origin will start with the second parameter when replicating. The first parameter will have only one value, so y0 will remain common for all replicas. Similarly, z0 would be common for surface peak replicas.
 Number of Parameters Used in Replicas
 The number of parameters used in replicas.
 Plot Individual Peak Curve
 Available for Nonlinear Curve Fit. Specify whether or not to plot the fitted curve for each individual peak.
 Plot Cumulative Fitted Curve
 Plot the cumulative fitted curve. Becomes available when Plot Individual Peak Curve is checked for Nonlinear Curve Fit. It will be checked (and noneditable) for Nonlinear Surface Fit.
 See: Fitting Multiple Peaks with Replicas

Fit Control

Use this tree to control the fitting process.
 Iterations
 Control of iteration properties during fitting.
 Max Number of Iterations
 Specify the max number of iterations performed when the Fit button is clicked. If the Tolerance condition cannot be satisfied after the given maximum number of iterations are performed, user may press Fit again. The same number of iterations will be performed. This option prevents the fitting operation from running too long if each iteration is very slow (when data is large or when there are many parameters).
 Tolerance
 Specify the tolerance in this box. Fitting will be viewed as complete if the reduced chisquare between two successive iterations is less than the tolerance value. The tolerance is calculated by:
Where is the chisquare value of current iteration, and is the chisquare of the last iteration. Note that a small chisquare tolerance does not necessarily mean that the fit is good. If the parameter space is “flat” (a particular combination of large variation of parameters could cause only a change of the chisquare value. This is similar to overparameterization), then one cannot say that the fit is good even if the chisquare tolerance is satisfied.
 See also: Theory of Nonlinear Curve Fitting
 Derivative Delta
 This branch determines how the fitter computes the partial derivatives with respect to parameters for userdefined functions during the iterative procedure. This option is unavailable for builtin functions.
 Note: You can define a userdefined function with partial derivatives.
 For the userdefined functions, the derivative with respect to the parameter, p1, is computed as follows:
 where is the increment.
 Note: for simplicity, we suppose that the function has only one independent variable here.
 Delta
 The increment.
 Minimum
 Min value of the actual Delta. This text box is disabled when the Fixed check box is selected.
 Maximum
 Max value of the actual Delta. This text box is disabled when the Fixed check box is selected.
 Fixed
 Use fixed Delta value.
 If the Fixed check box is selected, the value entered in the Delta text box will be used as the delta values for all the parameters.
 If the Fixed check box is cleared, the actual value of Delta for a particular parameter will be equal to the product of the current value of the parameter and the value specified in the Delta text box. In this case, you can use the Maximum and Minimum text boxes to limit the actual Delta values in case a parameter value becomes too large or too small.
 Note: It is not recommended that you select the Fixed check box when you start fitting your new function.
 Parameters CI Computation Method
 Use this list to select the method to compute the parameters confidence intervals:
 AsymptoticSymmetry based
 With the AsymptoticSymmetry method, you will get asymptotic, symmetrical confidence intervals as calculated by a related equation.
 ModelComparison based
 If the ModelComparison method is used, the upper and lower confidence limits will be calculated by comparing the residual sum of squares.
 See: Theory of Nonlinear Curve Fitting.
 Scale Error with sqrt(Reduced ChiSqr)
 Available when fitting with weight. This check box only affects the error on the parameters reported from the fitting process, and does not affect the fitting process or the data in any way. It is enabled by default and the covariance matrix is calculated as: , otherwise, .
 When it is checked, it Scale Error with sqrt reduced ChiSqr to estimate error variance, and parameter's standard error is scaled by it, otherwise error variance is specified with 1, and parameter's standard error is not scaled.
 See also: Why parameter's standard error remains unchanged when error bar is scaled?
 This option is checked by default to keep parameter's standard error and related results compatible with other software. It is recommended to uncheck this option when fitting data with instrumental weight, so that parameter's standard error can reflect the magnitude of weight.

 Invalid Weight Data Treatment
 If there is invalid value in weight data, Origin will throw an error.
 Replace with Custom Value
 Replace the Invalid Weight data with Custom Value
 Custom Weight
 Set the value of Custom Weight. This option is available when Replace with Custom Value is selected.

Quantities

Control the quantities to be computed and displayed.
See: Theory of Nonlinear Curve Fitting
 Fit Parameters
 Use this branch to specify what is output to the Fit Parameters table of the report sheet.
 Meaning
 When this box is checked, a Meaning column is added to Parameters table in the result sheet (note that these will will be the same as those used in the Parameters table of the NLFit dialog). This box is unchecked by default.
 Unit
 The unit for parameters. If you checked this check box, a column "Unit" will be added into the Parameters table of the result sheet. The units defined in the Derived Parameter Settings box of the Fitting Function Organizer dialog will be shown in this column.
 Value
 The parameter values.
 Fixed
 Fix a parameter value.
 Standard Error
 The standard error of each parameter.
 LCL
 The lower confidence limit. The LCL results will be calculated for both parameters and derived parameters if there is any.
 UCL
 The upper confidence limit. The UCL results will be calculated for both parameters and derived parameters if there is any.
 Confidence level for Parameters (%)
 The confidence level for regression. This control is available only when either LCL or UCL is checked.
 tValue
 The ttest value of parameters.
 Prob > t
 The pvalue of parameters.
 Dependency
 The dependency values for parameters.
 Cl HalfWidth
 The halfwidths of the confidence intervals.
 Lower Bound
 Minimum parameter value.
 Upper Bound
 Maximum parameter value.
 Fit Statistics
 Control output to the Fit Statistics table of the report sheet.
 Number of Points
 The total number of input data points.
 Degrees of Freedom
 Model degrees of freedom.
 Reduced chiSqr
 The reduced chi square value.
 R Value
 The R value, equal to the square root of .
 Residual Sum of Squares
 The residual sum of squares (RSS), or the sum of square error.
 RSquare (COD)
 The coefficient of determination.
 Adj. RSquare
 The adjusted coefficient of determination.
 Root MSE(SD)
 The residual standard deviation, or square root of mean square error.
 Number of Iterations
 The number of iterations required for the fit to run to completion.
 Fit Status
 Any fit status error code that is generated. You can see this Quick Help topic for details.
 Number of Replicas
 The number of replicas.
 Replicas From nth Parameter
 The index number of the starting parameter used to generate replicas.
 Number of Parameters Used in Replicas
 The number of parameters used to generate replicas.
 Fit Summary
 Control output of the fit summary table. When selected, options include Value, Standard Error, LCL, UCL, Adj.RSquare, RSquare(COD),Reduced ChiSqr.
 ANOVA
 Output the analysis of variance table.
 Covariance Matrix
 Output the covariance matrix.
 Correlation Matrix
 Output the correlation matrix.

Residue Analysis

Options for output of residuals.
See: Graphic Residual Analysis

Output
Use the Output Results To branch to control results output.
Graph

Specify the arrangement of graph.
 Results Table
 Specify whether to show the fitting results to the source/report graph.

 No not add fitting result table to the graph.
 Add fitting result table to the source graph. Make sense only when the input data is from graph.
 Add fitting result table to the embedded graphs in the report sheet. When there are more than one graphs in the report sheet, the table will be added to the first one.
 Add fitting result table to both the source graph and report sheet graph.
 Table Style Template
 Specify the Table Style Template used in the results graph.
 Quantities in Table
 Specify the quantities to display in table
 Arrange Graphs into Columns
 Specify a number l. In any result sheet table, graphs will be arranged in rows of l graphs.
 Arrange Plots of same Type in One Graph
 If this check box is selected, plots of same type will be arranged in one graph.
 Arrange Residual Plots in One Graph
 If this check box is selected, residual plots will be arranged in one graph.

Dataset Identifier

Specify how to label the source data in your output.
Specify the identifier for the source datasets.
 Identifier
 Select a type to specify the source datasets information. The Identifier can be Range, Book Name, Sheet Name, Name (Use the long name of the corresponding column if there is a long name, otherwise use the short name of column.), Short Name, Long Name, Units, Comments, <Custom> (For its usage, please refer to Advanced legend text customizations).
 Designation
 Specify using the X dataset, Y dataset etc. to provide the Identifier. Choosing <auto> uses the dependent variable (typically, the Y column). This control is not available for all identifiers.
 Show Identifier in Flat Sheet
 Many Origin analysis operations output data to a "flat" sheet in addition to the collapsible analysis report sheets. Use the Identifier in the flat sheet.

Fitted Results Sheet Arrangement

Control arrangement of fitted result worksheets. List is only available when the multiple datasets are inputted and the MultiData Fit Mode is Independent Consolidated Report.
 Combined
 All results are combined in the worksheet.
 Separate
 The results are output to separate worksheets.

NLFit Tables

Control output of worksheet report tables.
See: Output Results

Fitted Curves

Specify the destination workbooks and worksheet for the fitted value.
See: Output Results

Fit Residuals

Workbook and worksheet to contain residual values.
See: Output Results

Find Specific X/Y Tables

Determine where to output Find Specific X/Y tables. Available when either Find X from Y or Find Y from X is selected. in the Find Specific X/Y section below
See: Output Results

Optional Report Tables

Specifies what is output to report worksheet optionally.
 Equation in Notes
 Specify the format of the equation on the report table.
 Output the equation with parameter names.
 Output the equation with the fitted values of parameter.
 Notes
 Notes table.
 Input Data
 Table for input data.
 Masked Data
 Table for masked data.
 Missing Data
 Table for missing data.

