finding a function from observed values
Suppose you have a situation with many variables.
And suppose you have values of this situation for any value of time 9or possible a different variable) that you care to choose..
Is it possible for a computer to match a function from its database as being the nearest match to the results as they are added?
And is it feasible that the function that emerged could be used as a close solution to the problem?
I assume that the computer would have a database of all the known (and extrapolated ) functions that had been imagined in mathematical history.
Am I just looking at an absurdly large computer or is it possible that a simplified versin might cope with small tasks?