Regression MethodDate: 11/18/97 at 20:17:09 From: Alejandro Navarro Subject: Statistics question What is the regression method? I have looked in many books, but I don't understand them. Date: 11/19/97 at 09:11:55 From: Doctor Statman Subject: Re: Statistics question Dear Alejandro, The simplest form of regression is fitting a line to data. Suppose I want to predict a child's height from his or her age. I can find the equation of the "best" line that relates height to age, and I can use that line to make predictions about what a "normal" height should be at any given age. Regression methods go beyond fitting lines to data and explore fitting curves, using more than one variable to make predictions, and how to tell if the model you choose fits the data well. A good book to start with is "Introduction to Linear Regression Analysis" by Montgomery and Peck, published by John Wiley and Sons. Best wishes, -Doctor Statman, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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