# What is meant by the term "least squares" in linear regression?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 22, 2018

All this means is the minimum between the sum of the difference between the actual y value and the predicted y value.

#### Explanation:

Just means the minimum between the sum of all the resuidals

all this means is the minimum between the sum of the difference between the actual y value and the predicted y value.

This way by minimizing the error between the predicted and error you get the best fit for the regression line.