Linear regression, also known as simple linear regression or bivariate linear regression, is used when we want to predict the value of a dependent variable based on the value of an independent variable. RIT Calculator Site Linear Regression Using the TI-83 Calculator 5 TI-83 Tutorials contents of Y2 with the regression function and automatically select Y2 for plotting. The dependent variable can also be referred to as the outcome, target or criterion variable, whilst the independent variable can also be referred to as the predictor, explanatory or regressor variable. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. We know ads can be annoying, but they’re what allow us to make all of wikiHow available for free. Creating the Formula For the Regression Line, {"smallUrl":"https:\/\/www.wikihow.com\/images\/9\/9c\/Linear1.png","bigUrl":"\/images\/thumb\/9\/9c\/Linear1.png\/437px-Linear1.png","smallWidth":460,"smallHeight":425,"bigWidth":"437","bigHeight":"404","licensing":"