Orthogonal Least Squares:
In ordinary least squares, we try to minimize the sum of the vertical squared distances between the observed points and the fitted line. In orthogonal least squares, we try to fit a line which minimizes the sum of the squared distances between the observed points and the fitted line, as measured perpendicular to that line.
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