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Subject: statistics
Category: Science > Social Sciences
Asked by: muntaner-ga
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Posted: 16 Jun 2006 09:29 PDT
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Question ID: 738711
What is the meaning of the term "U-trend" in the field of statistics?
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Subject: Re: statistics
From: kottekoe-ga on 16 Jun 2006 22:21 PDT
It's named after you.
Subject: Re: statistics
From: statisticsscientist-ga on 18 Jun 2006 11:56 PDT
A U is like a parabola. There are two variables involved, for example
time and temperature, or time and speed.

 An over-simple example. If for example, the outside temperature is 60
degrees at 8:00 AM
 and declines a degree an hour for the next 12 hours -  then increases a degree
an hour for 12 hours after that, you can say its  "U" shaped ( a "V"
in this over-simple example).  Though that's the gist of U shaped.

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