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Re: [vox-tech] OT - Finding slope of a line, with lots of points
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Re: [vox-tech] OT - Finding slope of a line, with lots of points

I think you're referring to linear regression -- try doing a Google
search on that and you should find lots of algorithms and


On Fri, Mar 21, 2003 at 03:52:35PM -0600, Jay Strauss wrote:
> Sorry, I already googled, but can't find what I'm looking for.
> I remember back in science class (must have been Chem), we'd do experiments
> and plot a bunch of points on graph paper.  Then we'd fudge a line that went
> thru the points (trying to get equal numbers of points on one side of the
> line as the other), and that was our "expected" slope.
> Is there some formula or algorithm for doing this with a computer? (I'll do
> it in Perl)  Or where, under what topic would I go a googling?
> Thank
> Jay
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