## What is a linear regression in Excel?

Simple linear regression models the relationship between a dependent variable and one independent variables using a linear function. If you use two or more explanatory variables to predict the dependent variable, you deal with multiple linear regression.

**How do you do a simple linear regression?**

The Linear Regression Equation The equation has the form Y= a + bX, where Y is the dependent variable (that’s the variable that goes on the Y axis), X is the independent variable (i.e. it is plotted on the X axis), b is the slope of the line and a is the y-intercept.

**How do you perform a linear regression?**

To create a linear regression model, you need to find the terms A and B that provide the least squares solution, or that minimize the sum of the squared error over all dependent variable points in the data set. This can be done using a few equations, and the method is based on the maximum likelihood estimation.

### Can Excel do simple linear regression?

Step 3: Perform simple linear regression. Along the top ribbon in Excel, go to the Data tab and click on Data Analysis. If you don’t see this option, then you need to first install the free Analysis ToolPak. Once you click on Data Analysis, a new window will pop up. Select Regression and click OK.

**What is linear regression with example?**

Linear regression is commonly used for predictive analysis and modeling. For example, it can be used to quantify the relative impacts of age, gender, and diet (the predictor variables) on height (the outcome variable).

**How do you make a linear graph on Excel?**

Create a line chart

- Copy the example worksheet data into a blank worksheet, or open the worksheet that contains the data that you want to plot into a line chart.
- Select the data that you want to plot in the line chart.
- Click the Insert tab, and then click Insert Line or Area Chart.
- Click Line with Markers.