Very often initial data used for analysis are given as a few vectors. If the vectors are volumetrical (many initial points), then it is difficult to place them on a display for review and editing. One of the ways of solving this problem – “stowage” the vector in a matrix as if archived form.
The solution of one of the typical problem of regression analysis is shown in the fig. 72 – search of the coefficients of a function with one argument in the best way “crowded” to initial points (approximation with help of least-squares method). In general initial data have to be kept in two vectors X and Y, but for convenience of editing we have “pushed” them in the matrix XY. With help of the program our matrix XY “blossoms” out two vectors X and Y, which appear in the solution of the problem – in search of the coefficients a and b, incoming in the approximate equation.