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LINEST

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This function calculates the statistics for a line.

LINEST(*y*,*x*,*constant*,*stats*)

The equation for the line is y=mx+b or y=m1x1+m2x2+...+b.

This function has these arguments:

Argument | Description |
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y |
Set of y values that are known in the relationship y=mx+b |

x | (Optional) X is an optional set of x values that may be known in the relationship y=mx+b |

constant |
Logical value that specifies whether to force the constant b to equal 0. If true or omitted then b is calculated normally; if false then b is equal to 0 and the m values are adjusted so that y=mx. |

stats |
Logical value that specifies whether to return additional regression statistics. If true, then the additional regression statistics are returned if false or omitted then only the m-coefficients and b are returned. |

If x is omitted then x defaults to the array {1,2,3...}, that has the same dimensions as y.

Use the INDEX function to get individual elements from the returned array.

Accepts an array. Returns an array.

LINEST(A2:A7,C2:C7,,FALSE)

This function is available in product version 2.0 or later.

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