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dbcolsregression: compute linear regression between two columns

NAME

dbcolsregression - compute linear regression between two columns

SYNOPSIS

    dbcolsregression  [-a] column1 column2

DESCRIPTION

Compute linear regression over "column1" and "column2". Outputs slope, intercept, and correlation coefficient.

OPTIONS

-a or --include-non-numeric
Compute stats over all records (treat non-numeric records as zero rather than just ignoring them).
-f FORMAT or --format FORMAT
Specify a printf(3)-style format for output statistics. Defaults to "%.5g".

This module also supports the standard fsdb options:

-d
Enable debugging output.
-i or --input InputSource
Read from InputSource, typically a file name, or "-" for standard input, or (if in Perl) a IO::Handle, Fsdb::IO or Fsdb::BoundedQueue objects.
-o or --output OutputDestination
Write to OutputDestination, typically a file name, or "-" for standard output, or (if in Perl) a IO::Handle, Fsdb::IO or Fsdb::BoundedQueue objects.
--autorun or --noautorun
By default, programs process automatically, but Fsdb::Filter objects in Perl do not run until you invoke the run() method. The "--(no)autorun" option controls that behavior within Perl.
--help
Show help.
--man
Show full manual.

SAMPLE USAGE

Input:

    #fsdb x     y
    160 126
    180 103
    200 82
    220 75
    240 82
    260 40
    280 20

Command:

    cat DATA/xy.fsdb | dbcolsregression x y | dblistize

Output:

    #fsdb -R C slope intercept confcoeff n
    slope:     -0.79286
    intercept: 249.86
    confcoeff: -0.95426
    n:         7

    #  | dbcolsregression x y
    #                confidence intervals assume normal distribution and small n.
    #  | dblistize

Sample data from <http://people.hofstra.edu/faculty/Stefan_Waner/RealWorld/calctopic1/regression.html> by Stefan Waner and Steven R. Costenoble.

AUTHOR and COPYRIGHT

Copyright (C) 1997-2015 by John Heidemann <johnh [at] isi.edu>

This program is distributed under terms of the GNU general public license, version 2. See the file COPYING with the distribution for details.

SEE ALSO

dbcolstats, dbcolscorrelate, Fsdb.