# Continuous Dependent Variable

(Redirected from Continuous Target Variable)

A Continuous Dependent Variable is a dependent variable that is a continuous random variable

**AKA:**Continuous Target, Regressand.**Context:**- It can be specified in a Statistical Model that is based on a Statistical Experiment.

**Counter-Example(s):****See:**Generalized Linear Models.

## References

### 1998

- (Johnson & Wichern, 1998) ⇒ Richard A. Johnson, and Dean W. Wichern. (1998). “Applied Multivariate Statistical Analysis, 4th ed." Prentice hall, 1992. ISBN:013834194X
- QUOTE: Regression analysis is the statistical methodology for predicting values of one or more
*response*(dependent) variables from a collection of*predictor*(independent) variable values. It can also be used for assessing the effects of the predictor variables on the responses. Unfortunately, the name*regression*culled from the title of the first paper on the subject by F. Galton [13], in no way reflects either the importance or breath of application of this methodology. … Let [math]z_1, z_2, ..., z_r[/math] be [math]r[/math] predictor variables through to be related to a response variable [math]Y[/math] ...

- QUOTE: Regression analysis is the statistical methodology for predicting values of one or more