Minitab Quadratic Regression Model- Specifying the y-Intercept

#1
Hello,

I am using Minitab v16.1.1 to perform a general regression analysis, and I was wondering, is it possible to customize a quadratic regression model to have a specific non-zero value? I would like to set my model's y-intercept to 1. Originally I was fitting a model to my data in Microsoft Excel 2010 (which gives me an option of specifying the y-intercept value), but I would like to know if Minitab offers the same option.

If someone could please provide some advice on this, that would be greatly appreciated! :)
 

Dason

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#2
I don't use minitab but if it doesn't allow specifying that you could always subtract 1 from all of your y values and then tell it to not fit an intercept term.