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It's what physicists call a "shotgun plot." I haven't checked, but it would greatly surprise me if you could find any meaningful sort of correlation in that data, nevermind enough to justify curve fitting. And even if you have a good theoretical reason to want to fit a curve to this sort of data, the amount of scatter means that if you start fitting anything noticeably more complicated than a straight line, you'll end up fitting to the noise rather than any signal that might or might not be there.

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Wed Jan 26th, 2011 at 02:44:34 AM EST
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