Galton’s technique for fitting lines to data became known as linear regression, and the term regression has come to be used for a variety of statistical methods
- Chapter 1: Introducing Machine Learning with TensorFlow
- from TensorFlow For Dummies
- Publisher: For Dummies
- Released: April 2018
The "line of best fit" is a regression, or a statistical method. A regression is like "what does changing these inputs do to the mean of the primary data set?"