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    This function calculates the statistics for a line.

    Syntax

    LINEST(y,x,constant,stats)

    Arguments

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

    This function has these arguments:

    Argument Description
    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.

    Remarks

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

    Data Types

    Accepts an array. Returns an array.

    Examples

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

    Version Available

    This function is available in product version 2.0 or later.

    See Also

    GROWTH | TREND | LOGEST | DEVSQ | MEDIAN | VAR | Statistical Functions