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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)

 

See Also

DEVSQ

GROWTH

LOGEST

MEDIAN

TREND

VAR