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 class agreed that the line of best fit can be used for interpolation and extrapolation of data.
The line of best fit is the one obtained by taking multiples of the vector [v.
A plot of the mean scores corresponding to each Process Standards over the 14 semesters is shown, along with the line of best fit, in Figure 2.
Figure 1 shows the data and the line of best fit for unit area suspended solids loadings plotted against the ratio of phosphorus to solids.
A regression estimate draws a line of best fit that minimizes the sum of squared differences (i.
Using a popular shareware program for fitting curves by LSR (CURVEFIT, 1988), the curved line of best fit was found.
After 8 scores were collected, if the line of best fit was flatter than the goal line, the teacher introduced a teaching change to improve the rate of progress, and collected 8 new scores.
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