Problem 45851. Least Absolute Deviations (L1-norm) line fit - degree 1

Matlab's polyfit function is very handy to find least-squares regression. It minimizes the (L2-norm) of the estimation errors, by solving a linear system. <>
An often overlooked way to deal with these situations is to use Least Absolute Deviations (LAD) line fitting. It minimizes the L1-norm of the residuals, thus it is less sensitive to outliers that fall far away from the underlying model
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You are given two vectors X and Y (coordinates of observations on a plane). Return a row vector P = [a, b] with the coefficients of the best-fit line, in the L1-norm sense. I.e., find a and b that minimize sum( abs( Y - a*X - b ) ) .
(compare your results with polyfit on the test suite!)

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Last Solution submitted on May 12, 2024

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