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least squares

(lēst skwārz),
A principle of estimation invented by Gauss in which the estimates of a set of parameters in a statistical model are the quantities that minimize the sum of squared differences between the observed values of the dependent variable and the values predicted by the model.
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Classical sequential least squares adjustment as an alternative estimation technique to the Kalman filter is under development.
The standard deviations computed by the least squares adjustment are scaled up by the relation:
And the determined values during the least squares adjustment are [d.sub.j] and [[phi].sub.j].
The estimated values during the least squares adjustment are [d.sub.j] and [[phi].sub.j].

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