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Unformatted text preview: must square the errors and sum them to find the least errors squared. Least – squares Regression Line Least – squares Regression Line The least – squares regression line of y on x is the line that makes the sum of the squares of the vertical distances of the data points from the line as small as possible. Equation of the least –squares Equation of the least –squares regression line regression line We have data on an explanatory variable x and a response variable y for n individuals. Form the data, calculate the means x and y and the standard deviations s...
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 Spring '10
 Dr.Driscoll
 Statistics, Least Squares, Regression Analysis, regression line, squares regression line, LEAST

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