Regression analysis is the use of statistical methods for modeling a set
of dependent variables, Y, in terms of combinations of predictions, X.
It includes methods such as multiple linear regression (MLR
partial least squares (PLS
PAC, 1997, 69, 1137
(Glossary of terms used in computational drug design (IUPAC Recommendations 1997))
on page 1149
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