Syntax: LINFIT(X, Y)
X = a range representing a column vector of independent
variables values
Y = a range representing a column vector of dependent
variables values
LINFIT generates the values for a straight line least squares fit.
The output of this function is the vector of estimated y values on the left hand side of the above equation. The input vector X and Y must both be row vectors or both column vectors. The output vector will be a row vector if X and Y are row vectors, and a column vector if X and Y are column vectors. The length of the output vector is equal the the length of the input vectors. This function is equivalent to POLYFIT(X, Y, 1).
Example:
Matrix B1..B5 =
B | |
1 | 1 |
---|---|
2 | 2 |
3 | 3 |
4 | 4 |
5 | 5 |
Matrix C1..C5 =
C | |
1 | 3 |
---|---|
2 | 5 |
3 | 11 |
4 | 18 |
5 | 31 |
LINFIT(B1..B5, C1..C5) =
-0.2 |
6.7 |
13.6 |
20.5 |
27.4 |
Excel function: N/A