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Basic definition

A mathematical procedure for finding the best-fitting curve to a given set of points by minimizing the sum of the curve's squared offsets from the data.

Detailed definition

Related terms

ANOVA | correlation coefficient | interpolation | least squares fitting--exponential | least squares fitting--logarithmic | least squares fitting--perpendicular offsets | least squares fitting--polynomial | least squares fitting--power law | MANOVA | matrix 1-inverse | Moore-Penrose matrix inverse | nonlinear least squares fitting | pseudoinverse | regression coefficient | residual | spline

Educational grade level

college level (AP statistics)