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Daniel Robbins

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Identifying linear vs curvilinear relationship
Posted: Mar 8, 2013 6:45 AM
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Can anyone advise on the best method to identify if the relationship between two varibales is linear or curvilinear? I am collecting data which includes both.

Potentially I could calculate both and then use an 'IF' function to detect the highest R^2 value, but this seems long winded. I am presuming there is a better approach to automate this process.

FYI, I dont have the curvefitting toolbox...

Any thoughts are greatly appreciated!

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