Fitting lines to a scatter plot

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Honey
Honey on 11 May 2020
Answered: Ameer Hamza on 11 May 2020
Hello,
I have a scatterplot which I want to fit lines to it. but not one line, I want to consider my data in two parts and for each part I want to fit a line.
How should I do for this?
I used to apply lsline for fiting up to now. below you can find what I want to do. for example the threshould is 2000. Before and after that I want to fit a seperate line.
Thanks in advance.

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Ameer Hamza
Ameer Hamza on 11 May 2020
See this example. It does not use lsline. It uses matrix operation to find the least square estimation for the data. It specifies the point to partition the dataset.
% Example dataset
x = rand(1, 10000)*3000;
y = randn(1, 10000)*1 - ((x-1000)/1000).^2;
x_partition = 1500;
x1 = x(x <= x_partition);
y1 = y(x <= x_partition);
x2 = x(x > x_partition);
y2 = y(x > x_partition);
X1 = [x1(:) ones(size(x1(:)))];
Y1 = y1(:);
X2 = [x2(:) ones(size(x2(:)))];
Y2 = y2(:);
coeff1 = X1\Y1; % least suare estimation of line
coeff2 = X2\Y2;
figure;
ax = axes();
hold(ax);
scatter(x1, y1, 'b.')
scatter(x2, y2, 'b.')
plot(x1, X1*coeff1, 'r', 'LineWidth', 3);
plot(x2, X2*coeff2, 'r', 'LineWidth', 3);

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