applet has two functions: plotting and finding the linear function
which best approximates the user supplied data. Use it as follows:
- Put the
data to plot and analyze in the Data section. Though the variables
default to x (the independent variable) and y (the dependent
variable), they can be renamed. Renaming them will cause the
graph to be updated. The values are entered one per line.
- The buttons
work as follows: CLEAR will clear the data, the plot
area and the RESULTS area. PLOT will plot the data as
points. ANALYZE will find the linear function which best
approximates the data, plot it and display its equation in the
- The plot
area (top, right) will show the plot.
- The RESULTS
area is used to communicate with the user. Errors will be displayed
there, for example if the number of values is not the same for
both variables. Information will also be displayed there. For
example, when the user clicks on ANALYZE, the equation
of the regression function will appear there, as well as the
error associated with this function.