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Least Squares
 

Least squares is used in regression analysis to calculate the position of the regression line. The regression line, or the line of 'best fit', is positioned to minimize the sum of the squares of the deviations of the points from the line:

 

Regression analysis is covered in the MiC Quality course in Advanced Statistics.

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