Exponential Regression


The exponential regression option finds the equation of the form y = aebx that best fits a set of data. First, enter the data.

The values of y must be greater than zero. (This is because the method for determining the values of a and b in the regression equation is a least-squares fit on the values for x and ln y.)



The data shown here are the points {(2,11.4), (3,17), (5,27.3), (7,36.1), (11,47.7), (13,49.9)}.

Press to view the statistics calculation options.



Press for regressions, then to select exponential.



Therefore, the best-fit exponential equation for this data is approximately y = 11.78 e0.125x.


The correlation coefficient, r, is about 0.93 and the coefficient of determination, r2, is about 0.87.


Note: If an error message occurs, make sure the data was entered correctly or press to view the setup.



Use , , and the menu keys to select List1 for 2Var XList, List2 for 2Var YList, and 1 for 2Var Freq.