Linear regression

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Linear regression

A statistical technique for fitting a straight line to a set of data points.

Linear Regression

A statistical technique in which one takes a set of data points and plots them on a line. Linear regression is used to determine trends in economic data. For example, one may take different figures of GDP growth over time and plot them on a line in order to determine whether the general trend is upward or downward.
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The rate of crater formation versus irradiance level slopes listed in Table 1 for all of the polymers given a C rating with regard to UV resistance (Kauffman 2011) had best fit lines with [R.
The results support this contention, as the coefficient for the orthogonal distance is significant at the 1 percent level, and it is negative, indicating that the more that institutions diverge from the best fit line (i.
Although the Caraway micro-ESR produced an r value between the S/P and Natelson methods, the maximum ESR values were approximately 35mm and the slope of the best fit line was obtuse relative to the X-axis.