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# Fitting Overview¶

This is technical documentation relating to fitting capabilities in Mantid. The fitting process is separated into two choices; the function and the minimizer. The function is how you think the data should be represented, the minimizer takes the combination of data and function and finds the best fit.

Fitting functions describes the different functions available, with a list of the parameters for setting up the function, as well as some examples of how to use different functions.

Fitting minimizers gives links to detailed descriptions of the various minimizers available in Mantid. Choosing the right minimizer is an art as much as a science, a discussion of choosing the right minimizer is provided here.

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