linear regression

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linear regression

[′lin·ē·ər ri′gresh·ən]
(statistics)
The straight line running among the points of a scatter diagram about which the amount of scatter is smallest, as defined, for example, by the least squares method.
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One method is to measure the angle between the best fit line on the slope of the eminence and the Frankfurt horizontal plane, while the other method is to measure the angle between the Frankfurt horizontal plane and the line connecting the roof of the fossa with the highest point of articular eminence.
That is the best fit line is NOT the Gaussian straight line.
The rate of crater formation versus irradiance level slopes listed in Table 1 for all of the polymers given a D rating with regard to UVC resistance had best fit lines with [R.
Similar to Figure 3(a), most data points fall in the mapped zones and the best fit line passes well through the center of each zone, suggesting that the native potential vs.