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Least Squares Demo

Nice applet for doing least squares. It should be very useful in the classroom. There is an audio lecture that demonstrates how to use the applet. You can use mouse to move line around and also see residuals and squares of residuals. The sum of the squares of the residuals is displayed, so one can move the line around to try to minimize the sum of the squares. One can then draw the actual least squares line to see how close we came to finding it geometrically. This should work very well in the classroom. See also the Rossman-Chance applet collection in this list.

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http://sambaker.com/courses/J716/demos/LeastSquares/LeastSquaresDemo.html
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Average: 4 (2 votes)
Creator(s): 
Sam Baker
Cataloger: 
Steven Leon
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Sam Baker
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Sam Baker

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