method of least squares

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Noun1.method of least squares - a method of fitting a curve to data points so as to minimize the sum of the squares of the distances of the points from the curve
statistics - a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters
statistical method, statistical procedure - a method of analyzing or representing statistical data; a procedure for calculating a statistic
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His main research interests are system of linear inequalities, linear, quadratic, and stochastic programming, method of least squares.
Thereby, in this paper, the method of least squares (Bozoki, Lewis 2005; Liu et al.
c] on the size of the feed and cutting depth are processed by the method of least squares in a logarithmic coordinate system.
Polynomials of varying degrees and different number of terms were selected and their coefficients computed using the method of least squares with constraints.
In addition, the Burmester Theory can be combined with other analytical methods including Freudenstein method in conjunction with Gauss Method of Least Squares.
1) Once a linear correlation between two variables has been established, a regression line can be fitted to the data by the method of least squares to describe the relationship in more detail.
Finally the user position is estimated using the Linearization technique, Method of least squares using Bancroft algorithm and also by the proposed Mutivariate Newton--Raphson Technique.

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