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LSE of y = ax + bsinx

  1. Oct 6, 2012 #1
    If y = ax + bsinx, how may the least square estimates of a and b be found? Please advise!
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  3. Oct 6, 2012 #2


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    Hey peripatein.

    For this, you need to create another variable for sin(x) where z = sin(x) and do a regression on the model:

    y = ax + bz + e
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