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Topic: Forcing the curve to go via certain point
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Toni Lassila

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Re: Forcing the curve to go via certain point
Posted: May 31, 2006 11:04 AM
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On 31 May 2006 02:40:28 -0700, wrote:

>I have data
>x y
>1 15.8
>7 213
>28 319.6
>90 505.3
>180 666.8
>Least squares method gives y = 119.47*ln(x) - 13.61 with R^2 = 96.5 %.
>However, the curve doesn't seem to go through point x = 28, y = 319.6
>which is of importance.

All statistics departments should offer a course called Forging Data
for Funding 101. There is a clear need.

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