## English translation: LEAST-SQUARE METHOD

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 Polish term or phrase: Metoda najmniejszych kwadratow English translation: LEAST-SQUARE METHOD Entered by:

 17:57 Feb 12, 2001
Polish to English translations [PRO]
Science
 Polish term or phrase: Metoda najmniejszych kwadratow Statistics in Management Course
 Krystina
 LEAST-SQUARE METHOD Explanation:I agree that the expression "chi-square TEST" is also widely used and sounds very professionally. But it is not the same as the least square method and cannot be used as an equivalent or synonim. The least-squares method is a method of obtaining the best values (the ones with least errors) of unknown quantities supposed to satisfy a system of linear equations. Chi-square is a test to evaluate whether deviations from an expected outcome are due to chance or due to incorrect expectations.
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Natalie
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Local time: 04:03
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naLEAST-SQUARE METHOD
 Natalie
naChi-square method.
 George Fabian
naleast-squares method
 Natalie

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least-squares method

Explanation:
least-squares method, technique of least squares

 NataliePolandLocal time: 04:03Native speaker of: RussianPRO pts in pair: 1968

20 hrs
Chi-square method.

Explanation:
This definition as well as least squares method is used, although chi-square is much more professional.

Own knowledge
 George FabianLocal time: 04:03Native speaker of: English, PolishPRO pts in pair: 308

2 days 10 hrs
LEAST-SQUARE METHOD

Explanation:
I agree that the expression "chi-square TEST" is also widely used and sounds very professionally. But it is not the same as the least square method and cannot be used as an equivalent or synonim.
The least-squares method is a method of obtaining the best values (the ones with least errors) of unknown quantities supposed to satisfy a system of linear equations. Chi-square is a test to evaluate whether deviations from an expected outcome are due to chance or due to incorrect expectations.

 NataliePolandLocal time: 04:03Native speaker of: RussianPRO pts in pair: 1968
 Agree. Thanks

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