### Linear vs. log-linear models

Linear vs logarithmic scales. Human hearing is better measured on a logarithmic scale than a linear scale. On a linear scale, a change between two values is. Since the relationship among the log variables is linear some researchers call this like log(X+k) where k is a positive scalar chosen to ensure positive values. As before, let's learn about transforming both the x and y values by way of . The residuals vs. fits plot provides yet more evidence of a linear relationship.

When x is equal to two, b to the second power, y is equal to Now we want to plot the three corresponding points on this function. Let me draw another table here.

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Now it's essentially the inverse function where this is going to be x and we want to calculate y is equal to log base b of x. What are the possibilities here? What I want to do is think Let's take these values because these are essentially inverse functions log is the inverse of exponents.

If we take the points one, four, and What is y going to be here? This is saying what power I need to raise b to to get to one. If we assume that b is non zero and that's a reasonable assumption because b to different powers are non zero, this is going to be zero for any non zero b.

This is going to be zero right there, over here. We have the point one comma zero, so it's that point over there.

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Notice this point corresponds to this point, we have essentially swapped the x's and y's. In general when you're taking an inverse you're going to reflect over the line, y is equal to x and this is clearly reflection over that line. Now let's look over here, when x is equal to four what is log base b of four.

### Log–log plot - Wikipedia

What is the power I need to raise b to to get to four. We see right over here, b to the first power is equal to four.

We already figured that out, when I take b to the first power is equal to four. This right over here is going to be equal to one. When x is equal to four, y is equal to one. Notice once again, it is a reflection over the line y is equal to x. When x is equal to 16 then y is equal to log base b of Exponentiating both sides of the previous equation: Helpful, but not sufficient!

## Log–log plot

Exponentiating both endpoints of the interval, we get: What is expected change in volume for a two-fold increase in diameter? Figuring out how to answer this research question also takes a little bit of work.

The end result is: We have to use b1 to estimate it. Again, you won't be required to duplicate the derivation, shown below, of this result, but it may help you to understand it and therefore remember it. For example, the median volume of a 20"-diameter tree is estimated to be 5. And, the median volume of a 10"-diameter tree is estimated to be 5.

**What is LOG or Flat Footage?**

So far, we've only calculated a point estimate for the expected change. To remedy this, we'll try using log transformations for sale price and square footage which are quite highly skewed. Transforming x and y Transforming both the predictor x and the response y to repair problems. The data set hospital.

Fit a simple linear regression model using Minitab's fitted line plot command. Creating a fitted line plot. Does a linear function appear to fit the data well? Does the plot suggest any other potential problems with the model? In doing so, store the standardized residuals See Minitab Help: Interpret the residuals vs.