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## What-If Analysis Tools in Excel

What-If is a function built in to Microsoft Excel to compute answers to “what if” questions, exactly as the name suggests! A business would be faced many such “what if” questions – “What if we need to earn a profit of Rs. 10000,...

## Building a Multiple Linear Regression Model

Previously, we have seen situations where an outcome (the dependent variable) is based on a single input variable (independent variable). Sadly, real life is rarely as simple. Most outcomes in real situations are affected by multiple input variables. To...

## Building Nonlinear Regression Models

We have talked about regression models in the context of linear regression models in the previous post. A nonlinear regression model is one that describes a nonlinear relationship between the dependent and the independent variables. Naturally, the equation of the...

## Building Linear Regression Models

What is regression? In the dictionary, the word regression basically means ‘to go back’. In terms of statistics too, the meaning is not too different – it means ‘to go back to the past data to explain the process that generates the data’....

## How to Compute the Measures of Dispersion using Microsoft Excel

Calculating Range in Excel Excel does not offer a function to compute range. However, we can easily compute it by subtracting the minimum value from the maximum value. The formula would be =MAX()-MIN() where the dataset would be the referenced in both the parentheses....