# regresion in excel

#### ssaifan

##### Active Member
i have data for 2 stocks....
i want to do a simple regression analysis..

how do i do that in excel.....
i saw the addin in analysis tool pack....but how do i use regression ..
can some one help ?

sam

### Excel Facts

Spell Check in Excel
Press F7 to start spell check in Excel. Be careful, by default, Excel does not check Capitalized Werds (whoops)

#### santeria

##### Well-known Member
Well, seems to be (Quotes from the Bible of Excel):

"FORECAST(x,known_y's,known_x's)
Calculates, or predicts, a future value by using existing values. The predicted value is a y-value for a
given x-value. The known values are existing x-values and y-values, and the new value is predicted by
using linear regression. You can use this function to predict future sales, inventory requirements, or
consumer trends. "

"INTERCEPT(known_y's,known_x's)
Calculates the point at which a line will intersect the y-axis by using existing x-values and y-values. The
intercept point is based on a best-fit regression line plotted through the known x-values and known yvalues.
Use the intercept when you want to determine the value of the dependent variable when the
independent variable is 0 (zero). For example, you can use the INTERCEPT function to predict a metal’s
electrical resistance at 0°C when your data points were taken at room temperature and higher."

"LOGEST(known_y's,known_x's,const,stats)
In regression analysis, calculates an exponential curve that fits your data and returns an array of values
that describes the curve. Because this function returns an array of values, it must be entered as an array
formula."

Are the most common Formulas used

Most of the Available tools for Regression analysis are pay for items...

this link has a precis that claims to have the regression analysis explained, but I don't know since I can't comprehend the article

http://www.qualitydigest.com/oct97/html/excel.html

Replies
0
Views
175
Replies
1
Views
419
Replies
5
Views
60
Replies
3
Views
169
Replies
1
Views
186

Excel contains over 450 functions, with more added every year. That’s a huge number, so where should you start? Right here with this bundle.

1,152,094
Messages
5,768,051
Members
425,451
Latest member
JohnBrooksBiddle

### We've detected that you are using an adblocker.

We have a great community of people providing Excel help here, but the hosting costs are enormous. You can help keep this site running by allowing ads on MrExcel.com.

### Which adblocker are you using?

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the "Pause on this site" option.
Go back

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the toggle to disable it for "mrexcel.com".
Go back

### Disable uBlock Origin

Follow these easy steps to disable uBlock Origin

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the "Power" button.
3)Click on the "Refresh" button.
Go back

### Disable uBlock

Follow these easy steps to disable uBlock

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the "Power" button.
3)Click on the "Refresh" button.
Go back