least-squares estimate

least-squares estimate

[¦lēst ′skwerz ‚es·tə·mət]
(statistics)
An estimate obtained by the least-squares method.
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Here we use the incidence data starting on April 18 and continuing past April 30 to obtain a least-squares estimate of the minimum point [t.
The best least-squares estimate for the parameter Y of the nonexistent laboratory-effects model (1) is the weighted mean [x.
But its least-squares estimate would almost certainly be biased or inconsistent, even if the form of the equation were correct, becasue the bond rate is almost certainly not exogenous and hence not independent of the equation's disturbances.
The least-squares estimate of equation (8) in levels with the AR(1) correction for 1960--91 is as follows:
Restricted least-squares estimates of age composition from length composition.
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