it's my first post here and I'm a newbie in statistics, so please forgive me if I'm doing something wrong or explaining myself badly.
Anyway, I have a problem similar to this: How to perform nonlinear regression with correlated errors?, i.e. a nonlinear least squares problem.
My points are the mean of 50 sets of data and are fitted well by "half" a parabola (something like $x^2 - 1/2$, with $x \in [-1,0]$), but the errors are very correlated or anti-correlated at all distances.
More precisely, close points are correlated, while far-away points are anti-correlated. I'm not sure about this, but it looks like for some reason the integral of the curve might be fixed (given the same set, if points are above the mean in the first half, they are below in the other and vice-versa).
The problem is, I have no idea how to handle errors in this situation.
I hope I have been clear and would appreciate any suggestion on the subject. Thank you very much in advance.