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1. A rectangular piece fitting grooves like key seats in a hub and a shaft, so that while the one may slide endwise on the other, both must revolve together; a feather; also, sometimes, a groove to receive such a rectangular piece.

2. A long, flexble piece of wood sometimes used as a ruler.

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Re: Line/Curve of Best Fit?

... you have enough points you could fit some sort of interpolating polynomial, but I don’t see how that would help you much. Maybe even Excel has a spline or interpolating function. A free-hand curve should do, I would think. There are times when you need to "fit a line" by least squares ...

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by blcr11
Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Line/Curve of Best Fit?
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GraphPad Prism

... samples from this file. The standards data are used to form a characteristic or standard curve which may be modeled using a three point cubic spline or a four parameter logistic-log function . The four parameters of the logistic function may be estimated using two methods: iteratively reweighted ...

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by CoffeaRobusta
Tue Apr 10, 2007 2:31 pm
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Topic: GraphPad Prism
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