# olsqrmt¶

## Purpose¶

Computes OLS coefficients using QR decomposition.

## Format¶

b = olsqrmt(depvars indepvars, tol)
Parameters: depvar (Nx1 vector) – dependent variable indepvars (NxP matrix) – independent variables tol (scalar) – the tolerance for testing if diagonal elements are approaching zero. The default value is 10-14. b (Px1 vector) – least squares estimates of regression of depvar on indepvars. If indepvars does not have full rank, then the coefficients that cannot be estimated will be zero.

## Examples¶

rndseed 129727134;

// Assign random matrices
x = rndn(150, 4);
y = rndn(150, 1);

// Set tolerance
tol = 1E-10;

// Solve OLS coefficient using QR decomposition
{ b, r, p } = olsqrmt(y, x, tol);


## Remarks¶

This provides an alternative to $$y/x$$ for computing least squares coefficients.

This procedure is slower than the / operator. However, for near singular matrices it may produce better results.

The olsqrmt() procedure handles matrices that do not have full rank by returning zeros for the coefficients that cannot be estimated.

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