hoping this is not straight a duplicated from another post, I'm writing you because I have a big confusion about propagation of errors and the best way to calculate it in Mathematica.

First of all, lets assume I have a set of data:

x={1,2,3}, y={3,4,6}.

If I want to compute the error in y(x) = m*x+a, say da, dm, how should I proceed?

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Is this correct?, and if so, where did it come from? Is there any way to calculate these errors directly in Mathematica?

Also, if my values of x and y have uncertainty values assosiacted, like:


How should I do it?

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    $\begingroup$ Have a look at Around and friends. $\endgroup$ – b.gates.you.know.what Sep 30 at 7:33

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