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What's the difference between trends and regression lines?

  1. Oct 14, 2012 #1
    What's the difference between trends and regression lines (linear and non-linear) which minimize the residual sum of squares?
     
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  3. Oct 15, 2012 #2

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    A regression line is a mathematical entity. A trend is a possible interpretation, preferably supported by some feasible cause.
     
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