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AFAICT, that's substantially the same thing I'm doing below.

I would be opposed to fitting the slope as well as the intercept in your model, because we already only have three points for every fit parameter - and you fit a number of parameters comparable to your number of data points at the peril of talking nonsense...

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Tue Mar 17th, 2009 at 09:05:43 AM EST
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This is what happens when you set the slope to 1 and only fit the intercept:

This actually makes it look worse for Vladimir's hypothesis.
The fit is this:

Coefficients:
(Intercept)  
     -6.095  

Response: log(indicted) - log(casualties)
	  Df  Sum Sq Mean Sq F value Pr(>F)
Residuals  5 1.24772 0.24954  


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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Mar 18th, 2009 at 03:01:38 AM EST
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