Re: [R] Continous variables with implausible transformation?

From: Frank E Harrell Jr <f.harrell_at_vanderbilt.edu>
Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2010 12:34:32 -0500

On 06/03/2010 11:32 AM, Joris Meys wrote:
> You're right, it is the same. using I() won't work for the same reason sqrt
> don't, so :
>
>> x2<- x^2
>> lrm(y~x+x2)
>
> Thx for the correction.
> Cheers
> Joris
>
> On Thu, Jun 3, 2010 at 6:14 PM, Bert Gunter<gunter.berton_at_gene.com> wrote:
>
>> Below. -- Bert
>>
>> Bert Gunter
>> Genentech Nonclinical Biostatistics
>> --------------------------------------
>> But you wrote linear+ square. Don't you mean:
>> lrm(Y~x+x^2)
>>
>> --- I believe this is the same as lrm(Y ~ x).
>> You must protect the x^2 via
>>
>> lrm(Y ~ x + I(x^2))

But don't use that construct. Use lrm(Y ~ pol(x, 2))

Frank

>>
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>>
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                      Department of Biostatistics   Vanderbilt University

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