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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The slopes of the best fit lines and y-intercepts are included in Table 1 for quantitative comparison.
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.