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Old 11-14-2006, 01:54 PM   #1
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trend line / line of best fit

Just wondered if anyone knows an easy way of putting a line of best fit into calc (eg. like you can in excel or if anyone has written a macro to do this, otherwise I'll suggest this to the OO team.

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If you want to show a trend, as a prediction of future values from present and past known values, use the trend() function.

If you want a best-fit line ala least-squares, use the linest() function.

You can get more info from the Calc Help manual.

I found this in re linest:

And this site has macros, two of which refer to least-squares fitting:
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i normally use a graphing calc to do those kinds of things however ive never done it on PC


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