# Least-Squares Estimation of an Ellipse

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Given the ellipse , a random sample of uniformly distributed abscissae in the interval is generated. From these a set of ordinates is obtained by adding to each corresponding point on the ellipse a normally distributed error with mean 0 and standard deviation 0.1. The set of points thus obtained is used to estimate the parameters of the ellipse with the least-squares method.

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Contributed by: Tomas Garza (March 2011)

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