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# least-squares regression

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• Partial least squares regression — In statistics, the method of partial least squares regression (PLS regression) bears some relation to principal component analysis; instead of finding the hyperplanes of minimum variance, it finds a linear model describing some predicted… …   Wikipedia

• Least squares — The method of least squares is a standard approach to the approximate solution of overdetermined systems, i.e., sets of equations in which there are more equations than unknowns. Least squares means that the overall solution minimizes the sum of… …   Wikipedia

• Least-squares spectral analysis — (LSSA) is a method of estimating a frequency spectrum, based on a least squares fit of sinusoids to data samples, similar to Fourier analysis. [cite book | title = Variable Stars As Essential Astrophysical Tools | author = Cafer Ibanoglu |… …   Wikipedia

• Least-squares estimation of linear regression coefficients — In parametric statistics, the least squares estimator is often used to estimate the coefficients of a linear regression. The least squares estimator optimizes a certain criterion (namely it minimizes the sum of the square of the residuals). In… …   Wikipedia

• Least Squares — Die Methode der kleinsten Quadrate (bezeichnender auch: der kleinsten Fehlerquadrate; englisch: Least Squares Method) ist das mathematische Standardverfahren zur Ausgleichungsrechnung. Es ist eine Wolke aus Datenpunkten gegeben, die physikalische …   Deutsch Wikipedia

• Least Squares — A statistical method used to determine a line of best fit by minimizing the sum of squares created by a mathematical function. A square is determined by squaring the distance between a data point and the regression line. The least squares… …   Investment dictionary

• Least Squares Method — A statistical technique to determine the line of best fit for a model. The least squares method is specified by an equation with certain parameters to observed data. This method is extensively used in regression analysis and estimation. In the… …   Investment dictionary

• least squares method — Statistical method for finding a line or curve the line of best fit that best represents a correspondence between two measured quantities (e.g., height and weight of a group of college students). When the measurements are plotted as points on a… …   Universalium

• least squares method — A method of estimating cost behaviour in which observed cost levels for various activity levels are plotted on a graph and the line of best fit is calculated (see linear regression). The regression line can then be used to forecast the total… …   Accounting dictionary

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