Points of Significance: Simple linear regression

Naomi Altman, Martin Krzywinski

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The statistician knows...that in nature there never was a normal distribution, there never was a straight line, yet with normal and linear assumptions, known to be false, he can often derive results which match, to a useful approximation, those found in the real world.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)999-1000
Number of pages2
JournalNature methods
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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