# How most statistical tests are linear models

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Jonas Kristoffer Lindeløv wrote a great visual explanation of how the most common statistical tests *(t-test, ANOVA, ANCOVA, etc)* are all linear models in the back-end.

Jonas’ original blog uses R programming to visually show how the tests work, what the linear models look like, and how different approaches result in the same statistics.

George Ho later remade a Python programming version of the same visual explanation.

If I was thought statistics and methodology this way, I sure would have struggled less! Have a look yourself: https://lindeloev.github.io/tests-as-linear/

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