Posted by ~christina~ on .
What would it mean if the line of a linear regression graph went through the origin?
If it doesn't go through the origin and I make it go through the origin, what am I doing?
I was looking for the answer to this and all I came up with was that if the line goes through the origin, then the data obtained, conforms to the ideal.
As for what I'm doing when I alter the line to go through the origin, I don't know about that.
Thank you

Graphing interpretation 
bobpursley,
If it goes through the origin, you have a direct relationship. y=kx
If you alter it to go through the origin, and it doesn't , you are fudging data is all I can think.