Precision and linearity
KMShannon at uoknor.edu
Sat Apr 6 00:48:27 EST 1996
Bart_Corsaro_at_USLRMG01 at INTERNETMAIL.PR.CYANAMID.COM wrote:
> I agree. However, I think you are all wrong. The best way to draw a straight
> line is with one point. Just think how easy it is to fit all experimental data
> to that line. And as long as you are working with only one unknown at a time,
> you can always get a correlation coefficient of 1.0. Now that's the kind of
> data for grants.
> Bart Corsaro
It is theoretically impossible to get an r squared value of 1. The only reason
that it may happen from time to time on a standard curve when performing
linear regression is due to computer neglection of error. I f one should
disagree, they might check out a book on entropy.
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