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**solidsnake5698** Sorry, I guess I was a little to vague. I am analyzing solar panels this summer for some research, and I need to come up with some equations to predict how much solar energy I am getting. Therefore I am taking data from accuweather.com and hoping to be able to relate that data to the amount of power given from my solar system. I would consider the information from accuweather my multiple inputs and the amount of power my single output. So, I was wondering if there is anyway to come up with equations like this.

Of course, you are asking yourself why don't you look for previously published equations. Well I did and had good luck finding them, but I am ahead of schedule on my project and my professor wants me to look into this.

Does that make more sense if not I can try again.

Chris

This sounds like a linear regression problem. For example, suppose you have data on one output Y and 3 inputs R, S, T like this.

Code:

Y R S T
25 80 52 26
29 89 53 23
31 78 46 15
etc

Linear regression allows you to find the best equation for predicting Y of the form

Y = a + bR + cS + dT

where a, b, c and d are constants fitted using your data. Is that what you are looking for?