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Logarithmic Regression

Statistical Theory and Methods

  1. Abdel El-shaarawi1,3,4,
  2. Román Viveros(-aguilera)2

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470057339.val015

Encyclopedia of Environmetrics

Encyclopedia of Environmetrics

How to Cite

El-shaarawi, A. and Viveros(-aguilera), R. 2006. Logarithmic Regression. Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 3.

Author Information

  1. 1

    National Water Research Institute, Burlington, Ontario, Canada

  2. 2

    Canada and McMaster University, Ontario, Canada

  3. 3

    The American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt

  4. 4

    McMaster University, ontario, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006


Log regression (LR) is widely used to model environmental data because the measurements tend to show positively skewed frequency curves and higher variability with higher concentration levels. A compelling reason for the popularity of LR is the simplicity of estimating and making inferences about the regression coefficients using existing software packages for the normal theory linear models.