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Set up data analysis functions on simulation series
Simulator > Charts > Set up data analysis functions on simulation series
 Opening the Data Analysis window

Do one of the following:

The totalizer function can be directly used by right clicking on an appropriate series in the chart
 Setting up a data analysis function
 Which series can I select for data analysis?
Each of the data analysis functions are useful when comparing series predictions with measured values and can be applied to series with both experimental and simulated data:

Totalizer is useful to totalize rates, so can only be applied to plotted variables with a rate type unit (e.g. mol/s, J/s, W, L/min etc).

 Equations used by the data analysis functions

Nomenclature used in the equations


The residual is the difference between data and model:

One residual is plotted for each data point. If the fit is good, the residuals should be scattered around the x-axis. If there is a clear systematic trend in the residuals, it indicates that the model does not describe the data well.


The variance is the cumulative sum of squares divided by the number of data points - 1. This is one indicator of goodness of fit:

Sum of Squares

This is the cumulative sum of squares (squares of the residuals):


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Chi squared

The chi-squared statistic is the sum of squares weighted with user defined errors. If no errors are supplied for the data series (in the data sheet) or the error is 0, then s is set to 1:

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Standard deviation

The standard deviation is the square root of the variance. It has the same units as the data series being analyzed:


Integrates a plotted rate curve using the trapezoidal rule, e.g. producing cumulative moles from a plot in mol/s.