## English translation: a stab at it

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 17:31 Jan 9, 2003
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering / statistics, prepositions
 German term or phrase: Einzelwerte um die Regressionsgerade Wie festgehalten, werden die statistischen Kenndaten der einzelnen Messgroessen (99,85% Werte, 50% Werte, 0,15% Werte - aus den Summenhaeufigkeitsverteilungen) fuer die gleichartige Trassierungselemente gemeinsam weiterverarbeitet. Hierbei werden Messfahrten mit unterschiedlicher Versuchsgeschwindigkeit kombiniert und die Ergebnisse als Regressionsanalyse under Angabe der Vertrauensbereiche - 99% fuer sicherheitsrelevante - 95% fuer sonstige Messgroessen als X/Y-Diagramm dargestellt. In den Diagrammen der Auswertungen sind die Vertrauensbereiche fuer die Lage der Regressionsgeraden sowie die der Verteilung der Einzelwerte um die Regressionsgerade mit derselben statistichen Aussagewahrshcienlichkeit eingezeichnet. Fourth question in this series refers to the third sentence above. My take: The confidence intervals for the position of the regression lines as well as that of the distribution of the individual values were drawn into the evaluation diagrams around the regression line with the same statistical proposition probability. Trying to figure out where the phrase "um die Regressionsgerade" fits in and whether "um" translates to "around" or "to": around the regression line or to the regression line? Geddit?
 English translation:a stab at it Explanation:I must admit that statistics are not my forte, but here goes: The confidence intervals for the locations of the linear regression lines as well as those for the distribution of the individual values about the linear regression lines ... I'm fairly confident about 'linear regression' here (a standard technique in statistical analysis), and absolutely certain about 'distribution of the individual points about'. The latter refers to the fact that the linear regression represents a line constructed by taking linear average of the individual points, thus difining a straight line that passes througt the 'center' of the points distributed iin a certain space (typically two-dimensional) Also, I'm somewhat doubtful that 'position' is an adequate translation of Lage here -- a straight line on a graph has both a position and a slope, and I think that here Lage refers to both.
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Ken Cox
Local time: 08:36
 After reading Cillian's answer to my third question, I quickly understood what the linear regression is. Imagine many points surrounding and describing an imaginary line. Thanks Ken!4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

4 +2a stab at itKen Cox
4 -1the distribution of the individual values in relation to the linear regressionAnca Nitu

15 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): +2
a stab at it

Explanation:
I must admit that statistics are not my forte, but here goes:

The confidence intervals for the locations of the linear regression lines as well as those for the distribution of the individual values about the linear regression lines ...

I'm fairly confident about 'linear regression' here (a standard technique in statistical analysis), and absolutely certain about 'distribution of the individual points about'. The latter refers to the fact that the linear regression represents a line constructed by taking linear average of the individual points, thus difining a straight line that passes througt the 'center' of the points distributed iin a certain space (typically two-dimensional)

Also, I'm somewhat doubtful that 'position' is an adequate translation of Lage here -- a straight line on a graph has both a position and a slope, and I think that here Lage refers to both.

 Ken CoxLocal time: 08:36Native speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in pair: 5905
 After reading Cillian's answer to my third question, I quickly understood what the linear regression is. Imagine many points surrounding and describing an imaginary line. Thanks Ken!

 4 hrs

agree  gangels: Instead of 'position', it's more of a 'plotted curve' or 'trajectory', but your explanation is very good
 5 hrs

2 hrs   confidence: peer agreement (net): -1
the distribution of the individual values in relation to the linear regression

Explanation:
it's about a graph ( Grafische Darstellung) and it describes the distribution of one value in retion to another value on the same graph

 Anca NituLocal time: 02:36Native speaker of: RomanianPRO pts in pair: 116

disagree  Cilian O'Tuama: sorry, but you cannot have a distribution of ONE value. And how should we understand "in relation to linear regression"? Doesn't seem to make mathemathical sense. They're referring to the distribution of the points around the line.
 16 mins

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