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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Correlation betweenAFB1 ([micro]g/L-1) andAge with best fit line curve (positive correlation)
Caption: Figure 11: (a) CM flash ADC transfer characteristic with best fit line, (b) INL versus output code, and (c) ideal and actual best fit line.
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 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.