## Overview of the Polynomial Regression Analysis

The Polynomial Regression analysis fits a low-order polynomial regression function to bivariate data by using ordinary least
squares. This is a *global* parametric fit, whereas the other SAS/IML Studio smoothers are modern *local* nonparametric smoothers.

You can run a Polynomial Regression analysis by selecting → → from the main menu. The computation of the regression function, confidence limits, and related statistics is implemented
by calling the REG procedure in SAS/STAT software. See the documentation for the REG procedure in the
*SAS/STAT User's Guide* for additional details.

General multivariate regression is available by selecting → → from the main menu.