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scatter diagram a graphical figure in which two axes are plotted at right angles to each other, the independent variable on the x (horizontal) axis and the dependent variable on the y (vertical) axis. Each individual or object is then measured for these two variables, for example, age (x) and weight (y), and the position marked on the correct coordinates of the diagram, producing a series of scattered points. These may be given a ‘line of best fit’ by REGRESSION ANALYSIS.
1. the diffusion or deviation of x-rays produced by a medium through which the rays pass.
2. the distribution of two variables in relation to each other, e.g. the numbers of a population in terms of time, place or any other variable.
backward diffusion of x-rays.
a graphic representation of a scatter of two variables.
the scattering of radiation in all directions as a result of interaction between the beam of the x-ray and the patient. See also compton effect
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On the basis of a Cattell scatter diagram
and factor loading of all items on the first factor higher than .
in Figure 2 demonstrate a significant positive relationship between foot length and body length ([r.
The form of scatter diagram
on standard 2-simplex plane also provided a visualization method for analyzing scattering mechanisms of the model-based decomposition.
A regression line fitted to the scatter diagram
by a least squares estimate defines the linear relationship between the two variables.
similar with Figure 7 would be upside down and show the true shape of the outline of the abdomen of red swamp crayfish.
Now we have the Scatter Diagram
with regression equation:
A Scatter diagram
of transcutaneous bilirubin values and laboratory bilirubin was plotted.
wave statistics from the northern Baltic Sea.
Each figure of the scatter diagram
contains 10 patients.
Now, the two successive wavelet coefficients are taken as points in N2 and the scatter diagram
is plotted; see Figures 1 to 3.
A scatter diagram
shows nonlinear relationships that result in scattered data plots.
A scatter diagram
shows the relationship between two variables.