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Regression Analysis with R by Giuseppe Ciaburro

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Going back to the origin of regression

The word regression sounds like go back in some ways. If you've been trying to quit smoking but then yield to the desire to have a cigarette again, you are experiencing an episode of regression. The term regression has appeared in early writings since the late 1300s, and is derived from the Latin term regressus, which means a return. It is used in different fields with different meanings, but in any case, it is always referred to as the action of regressing.

In philosophy, regression is used to indicate the inverse logical procedure with respect to that of the normal apodictic (apodixis), in which we proceed from the general to the particular. Whereas in reality, in regression we go back from the particular ...

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