[R] removing intercept from lm() results in oddly high Rsquared

Christoph Buser buser at stat.math.ethz.ch
Mon Aug 7 09:26:58 CEST 2006

Dear Joseph

Have a look at the questions and answers in the two links 
below. There the topic has been discussed.



Best regards,

Christoph Buser

Christoph Buser <buser at stat.math.ethz.ch>
Seminar fuer Statistik, LEO C13
ETH Zurich	8092 Zurich	 SWITZERLAND
phone: x-41-44-632-4673		fax: 632-1228

Joseph LeBouton writes:
 > Can anyone help me understand why an lm model summary would return an 
 > r.squared of ~0.18 with an intercept term, and an r.squared of ~0.98 
 > without the intercept?   The fit is NOT that much better, according to 
 > plot.lm: residuals are similar between the two models, and a plot of 
 > observed x predicted is almost identical.
 > Thanks,
 > -Joseph
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