Victor -
Do you mean you want an equation that will exactly reproduce Y or
approximately reproduce Y? How were your Y-values obtained? Do they have
measurement errors in them, or are they in any other way, unrepeatable? You
can always find a N-1 degree polynomial that will exactly go through N
values of Y for distinct X, but that would most likely be a meaningless
exercise.
Al Feiveson
-----Original Message-----
From: victor michael zammit [mailto:vmz@vol.net.mt]
Sent: Friday, February 28, 2003 11:51 AM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: Re: equation
Hello,
Is there such a thing as an equation that would satisfy the following data :
X Y
1 2
2 3
3 4
4 5
5 6
6 7
7 6
8 8
9 10
10 12
11 10
12 8
13 8.5
14 9
15 8
16 7
17 6
18 5
19 4
20 3
hope for the best
Victor.
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