Use Linear Algebra to fit a line to GSPC 2016 price points

I use NumPy, Pandas below.

"""
class03p13.py

This script should use Linear Algebra to find w of a fitted line,
where w is in this Math expression:

y = Xw

And y and X are observations from a scatter plot.

Demo:
python class03p13.py
"""

import pandas as pd
import numpy  as np

csvfile_s  = 'http://spy611.com/csv/allpredictions.csv'
cp2016_sr  = (cp_df.cdate > '2016') & (cp_df.cdate < '2017')
cp2016_df  = cp_df[['cdate','cp']].loc[cp2016_sr]
daycount_i = cp2016_df.index.size

def colvec(arylst):
# This should help me create column vectors from arrays or lists:
rowcount_i = len(arylst)
return np.array(arylst).reshape((rowcount_i,1))

# Study this image:
# https://ml4.herokuapp.com/class03/wsoln.png
# Y is easy to get, I should get Y first.
# I should transform the prices into a column vector of y-values:
yvals_a = colvec(cp2016_df.cp)

# Next I should work with X.

# I simplify; X-values are simple integers starting at 0:
x_a = colvec(range(daycount_i))
# Notice that I reshaped it into a column.
# I should pre-pend a column vector of ones:

ones_l = *daycount_i
ones_a = colvec(ones_l)

# I should build xvals_a from column of ones then integers:
xvals_a = np.hstack((ones_a,x_a))

# Now, I have X and Y, I should implement Linear Algebra with NumPy:
lhs_a = np.linalg.pinv(np.matmul(xvals_a.T,xvals_a))
rhs_a = np.matmul(xvals_a.T,yvals_a)
w_a   = np.matmul(lhs_a,rhs_a)

print('w for a line fitted to the GSPC prices is this:')
print(w_a)

'bye'

I ran the above script and saw this:

ml4@ub100:~/ml4/public/class03demos \$ python class03p13.py
w for a line fitted to the GSPC prices is this:
[[1.93878278e+03]
[1.24198003e+00]]
ml4@ub100:~/ml4/public/class03demos \$
ml4@ub100:~/ml4/public/class03demos \$

Now that I have w, I can calculate a prediction:

"""
class03p14.py

This script should calculate a prediction.

I should predict the price 70 days after the first price.

Demo:
python class03p14.py
"""

import numpy  as np

w_l = [[1.93878278e+03], [1.24198003e+00]]

# The first column of X-matrix is always 1:
xval_l = [[1,70]]

yhat_f = np.matmul(xval_l,w_l)

print('I predict the price 70 days after the first price to be:')
print(yhat_f)

print('Using scalars, I predict the price 70 days after the first price to be:')
m       = 1.24198003
x       = 70
b       = 1938.78278
yhat2_f = m*x + b
print(yhat2_f)

'bye'

Prediction:

ml4@ub100:~/ml4/public/class03demos \$ python class03p14.py
I predict the price 70 days after the first price to be:
[[2025.7213821]]
Using scalars, I predict the price 70 days after the first price to be:
2025.7213821
ml4@ub100:~/ml4/public/class03demos \$
ml4@ub100:~/ml4/public/class03demos \$