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===== Regression analysis ===== | ===== Regression analysis ===== | ||

==== Scatterplots ==== | ==== Scatterplots ==== | ||

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Since linear models can only explain linear relationships and hence only make sense if such a relationship is feasible to explain the dependency between the dependent and one or more independent variables. Since eyeball analysis is very effective in estimating dependencies in the 2D space, plotting the dependent variable as a function of the independent variable should be a standard task in data analysis prior to fitting a model. | Since linear models can only explain linear relationships and hence only make sense if such a relationship is feasible to explain the dependency between the dependent and one or more independent variables. Since eyeball analysis is very effective in estimating dependencies in the 2D space, plotting the dependent variable as a function of the independent variable should be a standard task in data analysis prior to fitting a model. | ||

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One standard function used in R for computing linear regressions is the lm() function which allows both simple and multiple linear regression. A minimalistic call of the function looks like | One standard function used in R for computing linear regressions is the lm() function which allows both simple and multiple linear regression. A minimalistic call of the function looks like | ||

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