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fog37

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- Understanding if linear regression can be done with other variants of least squares

Hello,

Simple linear regression aims at finding the slope and intercept of the best-fit line to for a pair of ##X## and ##Y## variables.

In general, the optimal intercept and slope are found using OLS. However, I learned that "O" means ordinary and there are other types of least square computations...

Question: is it possible to apply those variants of LS to the linear regression model, i.e., can we find the best-fit line parameters using something other than OLS (for example, I think there is "robust" LS, etc.)?

thank you!

Simple linear regression aims at finding the slope and intercept of the best-fit line to for a pair of ##X## and ##Y## variables.

In general, the optimal intercept and slope are found using OLS. However, I learned that "O" means ordinary and there are other types of least square computations...

Question: is it possible to apply those variants of LS to the linear regression model, i.e., can we find the best-fit line parameters using something other than OLS (for example, I think there is "robust" LS, etc.)?

thank you!