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===== What's the fit doing? ===== | ===== What's the fit doing? ===== | ||

When the computer makes a fit it is using a technique called linear regression using a least squares approach. The computer tries to find the line where the sum of the squares of the differences between the line and the data points is the smallest and calls this the line of best fit. | When the computer makes a fit it is using a technique called linear regression using a least squares approach. The computer tries to find the line where the sum of the squares of the differences between the line and the data points is the smallest and calls this the line of best fit. | ||

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