Line of Best FitDate: 8/1/96 at 11:21:22 From: Anonymous Subject: Algebra/Graphing Equations Dr. Math, Is there a distinction generally made among the following? A best-fit line, a line of best fit, and a fitted line. To what extent are these synonymous? Thanks! J. Moore Date: 8/1/96 at 23:2:12 From: Doctor Robert Subject: Re: Algebra/Graphing Equations Certainly the first two are synonymous. Does a "fitted line" imply that the line is the one of best fit? If so, then all three mean the same thing. What does it mean? It means that the line is such that the sum of the squares of the residuals is a minimum. -Doctor Robert, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
Search the Dr. Math Library: |
[Privacy Policy] [Terms of Use]
Ask Dr. Math^{TM}
© 1994-2013 The Math Forum
http://mathforum.org/dr.math/