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Points of Significance: Simple linear regression

Abstract

“The statistician knows...that in nature there never was a normal distribution, there never was a straight line, yet with normal and linear assumptions, known to be false, he can often derive results which match, to a useful approximation, those found in the real world.”1

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Affiliations

  1. Naomi Altman is a Professor of Statistics at The Pennsylvania State University.

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  2. Martin Krzywinski is a staff scientist at Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre.

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Competing interests

The authors declare no competing financial interests.