Terms & Properties |

**Concept Unique Identifier (CUI): **C0023189

**NCI Thesaurus Code: **C94919
(see NCI Thesaurus info)

**Semantic Type: **Quantitative Concept

**NCIt Definition: **A popular criterion used for a cost function, namely minimizing the sum of the squares of the differences between the data points and the analytical function (often a straight line) desired as a best fit.

**MSH Definition: **A principle of estimation in which the estimates of a set of parameters in a statistical model are those quantities minimizing the sum of squared differences between the observed values of a dependent variable and the values predicted by the model.

**Synonyms & Abbreviations:**
(see Synonym Details)

ANAL LEAST SQUARES |

Analyses, Least-Squares |

Analysis, Least Squares |

Analysis, Least-Squares |

Least Squares Analysis |

LEAST SQUARES ANAL |

Least Squares |

Least Square |

Least-Squares Analyses |

Least-Squares Analysis |

**External Source Codes: **

NCI Thesaurus Code | C94919 (see NCI Thesaurus info) |

Name | Value | Source |
---|---|---|

AN | IM GEN only; coord NIM with specific disease or other concept (IM); | MSH |

DC | 1 | MSH |

DX | 19910101 | MSH |

HN | 91(90); was see under REGRESSION ANALYSIS 1990 | MSH |

MDA | 19890525 | MSH |

MMR | 20130709 | MSH |

MN | E05.318.740.750.400 | MSH |

MN | N05.715.360.750.695.440 | MSH |

MN | N06.850.520.830.750.400 | MSH |

PM | 91; was see under REGRESSION ANALYSIS 1990 | MSH |

TERMUI | T047553 | MSH |

TERMUI | T047554 | MSH |

TERMUI | T047555 | MSH |

TH | NLM (1990) | MSH |

**Additional Concept Data: ** *(none)*

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