© Dr. Umesh R. Hodeghatta and Umesha Nayak 2017

Umesh R. Hodeghatta and Umesh Nayak, Business Analytics Using R - A Practical Approach, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2514-1_9

9. Multiple Linear Regression

Umesh R. Hodeghatta and Umesh Nayak1

(1)Bangalore, Karnataka, India

In Chapter 8, you explored simple linear regression, which depicts the relationship between the response variable and one predictor. You saw that the expectation is that the response variable is a continuous variable that is normally distributed. If the response variable is a discrete variable, you use a different regression method. If the response variable can take values such as yes/no or multiple discrete variables (for example, views such as strongly agree, agree, partially agree, and ...

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