Re: [R] is this an ANOVA ?

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Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2011 20:35:00 -0400

The response variable "y" does not make sense to me. What does it represent?

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Hi all,

	I have a very easy questions (I hope). I had measure a property of plants, growing in three different substrates (A, B and C). The rest of the conditions remained constant. There was very high variation on the results. 
	I want to do address, whether there is any difference in the response (my measurement) from substrate to substrate?

x<-c('A','A','A','A','A','B','B','B','B','B','C','C','C','C','C') # Substrate type
y <- c(1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15) # Results of the measurement MD<-data.frame(x,y)

        I wrote a linear model for this:


        This is the output:         

lm(formula = y ~ x, data = MD)


       Min 1Q Median 3Q Max -2.000e+00 -1.000e+00 5.551e-17 1.000e+00 2.000e+00


            Estimate Std. Error t value Pr(>|t|)    
(Intercept)   3.0000     0.7071   4.243 0.001142 ** 
xB            5.0000     1.0000   5.000 0.000309 ***
xC           10.0000     1.0000  10.000 3.58e-07 ***
Signif. codes:  0 ‘***’ 0.001 ‘**’ 0.01 ‘*’ 0.05 ‘.’ 0.1 ‘ ’ 1 

Residual standard error: 1.581 on 12 degrees of freedom
Multiple R-squared: 0.8929,	Adjusted R-squared: 0.875 
F-statistic:    50 on 2 and 12 DF,  p-value: 1.513e-06 

	I conclude that there is an effect of substrate type (x). 
	NOW the questions :
		1) Do the fact that the all p-values are significant means that all the groups are different from each other ?
		2) Is there a (easy) way to plot,  mean plus/minus 2*sd for each substrate type ? (with asterisks denoting significant differences ?)


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