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# Regression analysis

Should we tell our coaches that scoring is not important? Of course not. A team needs to score at least one run to have a chance of winning a game. We should communicate to our coaches the importance of scoring more runs per game, even when we know that there is a weak correlation between scoring and winning. We communicate this importance by using regression analysis. With regression analysis, we create an equation that will allow us to estimate the win percentage of a team based on their runs per game value.

The approach that we will follow is known as simple linear regression. Linear regression is the simplest type of regression. The working assumption is that our data forms a straight line. While we admit that it is difficult ...

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