Multiple Regression Model as Interpolation Through the Points of Weighted Means




multiple regression, normal system of equations, weighted mean values, nonlinear modeling


A well-known property of the multiple linear regression is that its plane goes through the point of the mean values of all variables, and
this feature can be used to find the model’s intercept. This work shows that a regression by n predictors also passes via n additional points of the specific weighted mean values. Thus, the regression is uniquely defined by all these n+1 multidimensional points of means, and approximation of observations by the theoretical model collapses to the interpolation function going through the knots of the weighted means. This property is obtained from the normal system of equations which serves for finding the linear regression parameters in the ordinary least squares approach. The derived features can be applied in nonlinear modeling for adjusting the model parameters so that the fitted values would go through the same reference points of means, that can be useful in applied regression analysis. Numerical examples are discussed. The found properties reveal the essence of regression function as hyperplane going through special points of mean values, which makes regression models more transparent and useful for solving and interpretation in various applied statistical problems.


Received: 3 November 2023 | Revised: 25 December 2023 | Accepted: 7 January 2024


Conflicts of Interest

The author declares that he has no conflicts of interest to this work.


Data Availability Statement

The data that support the findings of this study are openly available in [Regression Analysis] by Example; in [UC Irvine] at; in [Kaggle] at




How to Cite

Lipovetsky, S. (2024). Multiple Regression Model as Interpolation Through the Points of Weighted Means. Journal of Data Science and Intelligent Systems.



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