# 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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I reminded the students that the line of best fit was just the best model and cannot be seen as a real life scenario.
In addition, a Regression Analysis was performed to look for trends in the line of best fit for each Process Standard.
25, 1992) was configured to find the curved line of best fit based on LAD.
The DNA of Black's mares is also plotted on the graph and, for those who are adrift of the line of best fit, a list of stallions with the best chances of producing a foal who will be closer to the line are suggested for matings.
Then, we read horizontally from the line of best fit to the y-axis to see the expected value for the dependent variable (follow the dotted line in Figure 1).
Use the spreadsheet to fit a straight line of best fit to the data points and find the equation of the line of best fit.
80), and the line of best fit was not significantly different from the line of identity: slope 0.
On top of each I have superimposed a line of best fit - the curve that captures most accurately the underlying trend.

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