[SciPy-User] Terminology question

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Wed Mar 24 11:26:15 CDT 2010

2010/3/24 Ernest Adrogué <eadrogue@gmx.net>:
> Hi,
> Sorry for this slightly off-topic question..
> In a statistical model, what do you call the equation that
> defines the independent variable in terms of one or more
> dependent variables?
> Is it the "model equation"? The "regression function"?
> I have very good names for everything else, except for the
> bloody equation :(

"The model" is usually fine. For multidimensional linear regression,
this is often called "the design matrix".

Robert Kern

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enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
though it had an underlying truth."
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