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Estimating A Plane: Economics in the Third Dimension

  • Robert S. Rycroft


    (Mary Washington College)

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    This paper describes a Web-based computer program called 'Estimating A Plane'. The program creates a three-dimensional 'world'. Within this world a sample of data from the linear model Y = f(X1, X2) can be selected and plotted in three-dimensional space. The program will then estimate the least squares coefficients of the model and graph its geometric representation a plane. The estimated coefficients can be compared to the 'true' coefficients and the estimated plane can be compared to the 'true' plane.

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    Article provided by Economics Network, University of Bristol in its journal Computers in Higher Education Economics Review.

    Volume (Year): 16 (2004)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 15-17

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    Handle: RePEc:che:chepap:v:16:y:2004:i:1:p:15-17
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