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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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Section 3 presents the numerical simulations which are carried out to compare PCA and LS methods for line fitting in terms of computational load and accuracy level.
Figure 6 shows the line fitting to the low frequency and high frequency slopes of the magnitude of the DCFT for the noisy speech signal.