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11:36 Feb 14, 2007
French to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Engineering: Industrial / combustion
French term or phrase:le calcul de la droite des moindres carrés
une corrélation est possible avec les composés de rejets organiques volatils, mais le nombre de résultats ne permet qu'une approximation dans le calcul de la droite dans les moindres carrés
Explanation: From a Taylor-Hobson glossary http://www.taylor-hobson.com/glossary.asp?selected=L
"A least squares line is a line through a profile such that the sum of the squares of the deviations of the profile from the mean line are at a minimum.
The most common application of a least squares mean line is to "level" the measured profile by calculation rather than mechanical means."
So now you know, Tony :-) (BTW, me too!)
Charles Hawtrey Local time: 10:50 Meets criteria Works in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 8