Trendline s. regression analysis

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Subject: Trendline s. regression analysis
Posted by:  Kris (k.brist…
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2003

Using the same set of data, I created a scatter diagram
with trendline, equation, and R-squared, and performed a
linear regression analysis in Excel.  Both methods
produced the same coefficient and R-squared, but they
resulted in different intercepts.  Regression analysis
with SPSS yields the same results as the Excel regression
analysis.  Why would the intercept as determined by the
trendline be different?