# Calculating 2 x r squared values

#### JeffGrant

##### Board Regular
Hi All,

I have two trend lines generated from the same data. As you can in the chart, the polynomial trend line creates an R squared value of 1. The linear regression trendline creates an R squared value of 0.148. My data set is

 X Y 57.5​ 16.56​ 52​ 16.34​ 54​ 16.76​

Using LINEST(B2:B4,A2:A4^{1,2}), I can get the co-efficients of the polynomial.
Using LINEST(B2:B4,A2:A4), I can get the slope and intercept of the linear trend line.
Using RSQ(B2:B4,A2:A4), I can get the R-Squared value of the linear trend line

How can I get the R-Squared value of the polynomial from the same dataset?

I have tried a few alternative methods to calculate the R Squared and it always calculates the values for the Linear Trend line, not the polynomial.

I really would like to have both R-Squared values in the same sheet, so the I can switch formulas as the data changes.

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##### Well-known Member
Try this:
Book1
ABCDEFGH
1XY
257.516.56
35216.34
45416.761
5
6
Sheet3
Cell Formulas
RangeFormula
E4E4=INDEX(LINEST(B2:B4,A2:A4^{1,2},TRUE,TRUE),3,1)

To get R-squared as a cell value for different types of trendlines:

Linear
Excel Formula:
``=RSQ(known_ys, known_xs)``
Power
Excel Formula:
``=RSQ(LN(known_ys), LN(known_xs))``
Logarithmic
Excel Formula:
``=RSQ(LN(known_ys), known_xs)``
Exponential
Excel Formula:
``=RSQ(known_ys,LN(known_xs))``
Polynomial (2nd degree)
Excel Formula:
``=INDEX(LINEST(known_ys,known_xs^{1,2},TRUE,TRUE),3,1)``
Polynomial (3rd degree)
Excel Formula:
``=INDEX(LINEST(known_ys,known_xs^{1,2,3},TRUE,TRUE),3,1)``

#### JeffGrant

##### Well-known Member
You're Welcome & Thanks for Feedback.

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