Rcmdr (version 2.6-2)

generalizedLinearModel: Rcmdr Generalized Linear Model Dialog


This dialog is used to specify a generalized linear model to be fit by the glm function.



The left model-formula box specifies the response variable to be used in the model; it may be a variable name or an expression evaluating to the response variable, such as working == "Fulltime".

The right model-formula box specifies the right-hand (i.e., predictor) side of the model. See glm for details.

You can type directly in the model formula boxes. Alternatively, double-clicking the left mouse button on a variable in the variable-list transfers it to the left-hand side of the model (if it is empty or selected) or to the right-hand side. Factors are indicated in the variable list; all other variables are numeric. You can also enter operators and parentheses using the buttons above the formula. If you select several variables in the variable-list box, clicking on the +, *, or : button will enter them into the model formula.

Double-click the left mouse button to select a family in the "Family" box and the corresponding permissible link functions appear in the "Link function" box to the right. Initially, the canonical link for the family is selected. See family for details.

Specifying a subset expression allows you to fit the model to a subset of observations in the active data set. For example, assuming that gender is a variable in the active data set, entering gender == "Male" would restrict the model to males.

The weights box allows you to select a variable specifying prior weights from the drop-down list. Weights giving numbers of trials may be used, for example, to fit a binomial GLM; in this case, the response variable should give the proportion of "successes" for each binomial observation. Click in the weights combo box to see a list of numeric variables in the current data set; type a letter in the box to move the selection cursor to the next variable beginning with that letter.

If the active model is a generalized linear model, and the active data set has not changed, then the initial values of the left-hand-side, right-hand-side, family, link, weights, and subset fields are retained from the active model.

See Also

glm, family, Comparison