# 1: Introduction


One of the most fundamental of the broad range of data mining techniques that have been developed is regression modeling. Regression modeling is simply generating a mathematical model from measured data. This model is said to explain an output value given a new set of input values. Linear regression modeling is a specific form of regression modeling that assumes that the output can be explained using a linear combination of the input values.

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