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Least Squares Applet


Least Squares Applet

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Quoted from the site: This applet explores fitting a polynomial p(x) of degree n to a given set of data points. It computes the best least squares approximation to the data, "best" in the sense that SUM (p(xi) - yi)^2 is minimized. The applet provides controls for choosing the degree n, setting the precision of all displayed numbers, selecting and deselecting data points, and editing the data list. It also allows for entry of your own custom polynomial and computing its least squares error.
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Java Applet
Date Added to MERLOT: June 04, 2008
Date Modified in MERLOT: February 06, 2011
Send email to dwight.lahr@dartmouth.edu
Submitter: Danny Davis
Keywords: LS error, best fit, squares, least, Least Squares


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Primary Audience: College Lower Division, College Upper Division
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Java-enabled Browser
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: unsure
Accessiblity Information Available: unsure
Creative Commons: unsure


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