Eureqa is a software tool for detecting equations and hidden mathematical relationships in your data. Science news magazine published this article about it.
http://www.sciencenews.org/view/feature ... _Scientist
Someone posed this question on a eureqa forum:
"While reading about the remarkable abilities of the Eureqa software in Science News Magazine today, I wondered if getting Eureqa involved with fusion power generation experiments might help researchers achieve a sustained reaction. After working for decades toward that goal, maybe Eureqa can clarify where the problems lie. "
This answer was provided by Michael Schmidt one of the creators of Eureqa.
"Definitely, particularly in exploring what properties impact the various engineering challenges. You could test and analyze everything, or use Eureqa to identify what influences are evidenced from data much more quickly."
You can get more information on and download a free copy of Eureqa form here:
I decided to give it a try and feed it some data from my polywell PIC simulator. I output the potential well data from the polywell simulator and imported it into the eureqa program. After running for about a minute it produced this result for an equation of the potential well with the data that I fed it.
The experimental data that I fed it can be found here if you want to give it a try. From the Eureqa software application, just click File menu item and then click "Import Data...." and feed it a copy of this file.
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5095342/Polywel ... l-well.txt
What do you think would be some good experiments to run with Eureqa?