[R] Some clarificatins of anova() and summary ()
Duncan Murdoch
murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Sun Dec 14 15:54:57 CET 2008
On 14/12/2008 9:40 AM, Tanmoy Talukdar wrote:
> [sorry for the repost. I forgot to switch off formatting last time]
>
> I have two assignment problems...
>
> I have written this small code for regression with two regressors .
>
> n <- 50
> x1 <- runif(n,1,10)
> x2 <- x1 + rnorm(n,0,0.5)
> plot(x1,x2) # x1 and x2 strongly correlated
> cor(x1,x2)
> y <- 3 + 0.5*x1 + 1.1*x2 + rnorm(n,0,2)
> intact.lm <- lm(y ~ x1 + x2)
> summary(intact.lm)
> anova(intact.lm)
>
>
> the questions are
>
> 1.The function summary() is convenient since the result does not
> depend on the order the variables
> are listed in the linear model definition. It has a serious downside
> though which is obvious in this case.
> Are there any signficant variables left?
>
> 2. An anova(intact.lm) table shows how much the second variable
> contributes to the result in
> addition to the first. Is there a variable significant now?Is the
> second variable significant?
>
> the results i got:
>
>> summary(intact.lm)
>
> Call:
> lm(formula = y ~ x1 + x2)
>
> Residuals:
> Min 1Q Median 3Q Max
> -5.5824 -1.5314 -0.1568 1.4425 5.3374
>
> Coefficients:
> Estimate Std. Error t value Pr(>|t|)
> (Intercept) 3.4857 0.9354 3.726 0.000521 ***
> x1 0.2537 0.6117 0.415 0.680191
> x2 1.3517 0.6025 2.244 0.029608 *
> ---
> Signif. codes: 0 '***' 0.001 '**' 0.01 '*' 0.05 '.' 0.1 ' ' 1
>
> Residual standard error: 2.34 on 47 degrees of freedom
> Multiple R-squared: 0.7483, Adjusted R-squared: 0.7376
> F-statistic: 69.87 on 2 and 47 DF, p-value: 8.315e-15
>
>> anova(intact.lm)
> Analysis of Variance Table
>
> Response: y
> Df Sum Sq Mean Sq F value Pr(>F)
> x1 1 737.86 737.86 134.7129 2.11e-15 ***
> x2 1 27.57 27.57 5.0338 0.02961 *
> Residuals 47 257.43 5.48
> ---
> Signif. codes: 0 '***' 0.001 '**' 0.01 '*' 0.05 '.' 0.1 ' ' 1
>
>
>
> my question is that , i cant see any "serious downside" in using
> summary (). And in the second question I am totally clueless. I need
> your help
This isn't an R question, it's a statistics question, from a statistics
course. You should ask your instructor.
Duncan Murdoch
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