The Nonlinear platform is a good choice for models that are nonlinear in the parameters. This chapter focuses on custom nonlinear models, which include a model formula and parameters to be estimated. Use the default least squares loss function or a custom loss function to fit models. The platform minimizes the sum of the loss function across the observations.
Example of a Custom Nonlinear Fit
Note: Some models are linear in the parameters (for example, a quadratic or other polynomial) or can be transformed to be such (for example, when you use a log transformation of x). The Fit Model or Fit Y by X platforms are more appropriate in these situations. For more information about these platforms, see Model Specification in the Fitting Linear Models book and Introduction to Fit Y by X in the Basic Analysis book.

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