Two approaches using multiple linear regression for analyzing the effects of management constraints on an objective function in FORPLAN were tested on three National Forests. The two approaches, ordinary least squares regression and ordinary least squares using principal components, provide some degree of success in predicting objective function values, but very little information for interpreting the effects of the constraints on objective function values.
United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, "Evaluating Statistical Techniques for Predicting and Interpreting FORPLAN Results" (1988). Forestry. Paper 51.