C++ Program to Linear Fit the data using Least Squares Method

//Linear Fit
using namespace std;
int main()
    int i,j,k,n;
    cout<<"\nEnter the no. of data pairs to be entered:\n";        //To find the size of arrays
    double x[n],y[n],a,b;
    cout<<"\nEnter the x-axis values:\n";                //Input x-values
    for (i=0;i<n;i++)
    cout<<"\nEnter the y-axis values:\n";                //Input y-values
    for (i=0;i<n;i++)
    double xsum=0,x2sum=0,ysum=0,xysum=0;                //variables for sums/sigma of xi,yi,xi^2,xiyi etc
    for (i=0;i<n;i++)
        xsum=xsum+x[i];                        //calculate sigma(xi)
        ysum=ysum+y[i];                        //calculate sigma(yi)
        x2sum=x2sum+pow(x[i],2);                //calculate sigma(x^2i)
        xysum=xysum+x[i]*y[i];                    //calculate sigma(xi*yi)
    a=(n*xysum-xsum*ysum)/(n*x2sum-xsum*xsum);            //calculate slope
    b=(x2sum*ysum-xsum*xysum)/(x2sum*n-xsum*xsum);            //calculate intercept
    double y_fit[n];                        //an array to store the new fitted values of y    
    for (i=0;i<n;i++)
        y_fit[i]=a*x[i]+b;                    //to calculate y(fitted) at given x points
    for (i=0;i<n;i++)
        cout<<i+1<<"."<<setw(8)<<x[i]<<setw(15)<<y[i]<<setw(18)<<y_fit[i]<<endl;//print a table of x,y(obs.) and y(fit.)    
    cout<<"\nThe linear fit line is of the form:\n\n"<<a<<"x + "<<b<<endl;        //print the best fit line
    return 0;


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3 thoughts on “C++ Program to Linear Fit the data using Least Squares Method

  1. why the full code is not availabel? why the full code is not visible>

  2. I wrote a C++ class based on this code that will allow you to force the fit thought any y-intercept. How can I post the class files?

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