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I am using lsline in Matlab 2016b to add a linear least-squares line to a scatter plot. I would like to add a 95% confidence band around that fit line, such that it looks like this (plot is made with the python function seaborn):

However, lsline returns no fit parameters from which to construct the 95% confidence band, and the only Matlab function I could find that does return these, is nlpredci, but that function is used for something else (nonlinear regression prediction)

Star Strider
on 4 Apr 2018

One option is the Statistics and Machine Learning Toolbox fitlm (link) function. Then use the predict function (linked at the end of that page).

Another option is to sue polyfit and polyval with the File Exchange polypredci function, or the Statistics and Machine Learning Toolbox polyconf (link) function.

Star Strider
on 5 Apr 2018

As always my pleasure.

The width isn’t constant. It may look that way if you use only the original ‘x’ values. However if you use my code (with the ‘xv’ vector) you can easily see that it is not constant, and diverges appropriately from the mean values to the extremes.

It’s not your inexperience. When I plot a nonlinear regression, confidence intervals, or anything else that needs nigher-than normal resolution to depict correctly, I use something like ‘xv’ instead of only using the original *‘x’*values, unless they are sufficiently high resolution. The image you posted appears to have used the same sort of approach.

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