# le calcul de la droite des moindres carrés

## English translation: least squares line fit

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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
 English translation:least squares line fit Explanation:The least-squares line method uses a straight line y=a+bx to approximate the given set of data, (x1,y1) , (x2,y2) , ..., (xn,yn) ... www.efunda.com/math/leastsquares/leastsquares Least Squares Fit of a Straight Line to Data. The data that I'm trying to fit with a simple straight line might be distance as a function of time, ... www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/j/h/jhm/f90/lectures/lsq1.html
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xxxBourth
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4calculation of the least squares lineCharles Hawtrey

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least squares line fit

Explanation:
The least-squares line method uses a straight line y=a+bx to approximate the given set of data, (x1,y1) , (x2,y2) , ..., (xn,yn) ...
www.efunda.com/math/leastsquares/leastsquares

Least Squares Fit of a Straight Line to Data. The data that I'm trying to fit with a simple straight line might be distance as a function of time, ...
www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/j/h/jhm/f90/lectures/lsq1.html

 xxxBourthLocal time: 11:50Meets criteriaWorks in fieldNative speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in category: 425
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agree  Richard Benham: Why not "least-squares fit line"?
 4 hrs
-> Don't you come the least-squares fit line with me again!

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calculation of the least squares line

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 HawtreyLocal time: 10:50Meets criteriaWorks in fieldNative speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in category: 8

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