# Difference between revisions of "Manuals/calci/INTERCEPT"

INTERCEPT(y,x)

• is the set of dependent data
• is the set of independent data.

## Description

• This function is calculating the point where the line is intesecting y-axis using dependent and independent variables.
• Using this function we can find the value of when is zero.
• The intercept point is finding using simple linear regression.
• It is fits a straight line through the set of points in such a way that makes vertical distances between the points of the data set and the fitted line as small as possible.
• Regression methods nearly to the simple ordinary least squares also exist.
• i.e.,The Least Squares method relies on taking partial derivatives with respect to the slope and intercept which provides a solvable pair of equations called normal equations.
• Suppose there are data points , • To find the equation of the regression line: .
• This equation will give a "best" fit for the data points.
• The "best" means least-squares method. Here b is the slope.
• The slope is calculated by: .
• In this formula and are the sample means AVERAGE of and .
• In , the arguments can be numbers, names, arrays, or references that contain numbers.
• The arrays values are disregarded when it is contains text, logical values or empty cells.
• This function will return the result as error when any one of the argument is non-numeric or and is having different number of data points and there is no data.