Re: [R] Automated Fixed Order Stepwise Regression Function

From: Frank Harrell <f.harrell_at_vanderbilt.edu>
Date: Thu, 07 Apr 2011 13:43:51 -0700 (PDT)

This is a statistically invalid procedure. I would not spend much time on it. It is a good idea to first bootstrap an idea or do regular Monte Carlo simulation to see if the statistical properties are OK (confidence interval coverage, bias, type I error, etc.). You will find they are not in this case.

Frank

Tyler Rinker wrote:
>
> Greetings,
>
> I am interested in creating a stepwise fixed order regression function.
> There's a function for this already called add1( ). The F statistics are
> calculated using type 2 anova (the SS and the F changes don't match
> SPSS's). You can see my use of this at the very end of the email.
>
> What I want: a function to make an anova table with f changes and delt
> R^2.
>
> I ran into 10 snags to making this a fully automated function using the
> full linear model (order matters here). Each snag is marked with a
> Comment #. Some snags are repeated because I couldn't do the first time
> and certainly couldn't do it after that. Help with any/all snags would be
> very appreciated.
>
> I'm a 2 1/2 month [R] user who's reading everything online (incl. manuals)
> & ordering every book I can (looking at Dalgaard, Crawly's and Teetor's
> very helpful books right now). Loops and their usage is a foreign thing
> to me, despite studying them, and unfortunately I think that my function
> may call for them. I also realize that beyond 10 predictors may make this
> function way to bulky.
>
> I'm running the latest version of R (2.12.2)on a windows 7 machine.
>
> DATASET
>
> mtcars
> full.model<-lm(mpg~cyl+disp+hp+drat, data=mtcars)
>
> CODE
>
> stepFO<-function(model)
> {
> m<-data.frame(model.frame(model))
> num.of.var<-length(colnames(m))
> mod1<-lm(m[,1]~m[,2])
> mod2<-lm(m[,1]~m[,2]+m[,3])
> mod3<-lm(m[,1]~m[,2]+m[,3]+m[,4])
> mod4<-lm(m[,1]~m[,2]+m[,3]+m[,4]+m[,5])
> #Comment 1--I don't know how to automated this process(above) of adding
> #...additional variables. Probably a loop is needed but I don't
> understand
> #...how to apply it here. Maybe update.model [1:num.ofvar]?
> a1<-anova(mod1)
> a2<-anova(mod2)
> a3<-anova(mod3)
> a4<-anova(mod4)
> #Comment 2--SAME AS COMMENT 1 except applied to the anova tables. How do
> I make
> #...[R] add a5, a6...an as necessary?
>
> rb<-rbind(a1,a2,a3,a4)
> #Comment 3--again I can't automate this to make the addition of a's
> automated
>
> anova1<-rbind(rb[1,],rb[4,],rb[8,],rb[13,],rb[14,])
> #Comment 4--the rb's follow a pattern of 1+3+4+5...+n variables
> #then I row bind these starting with 1 and rowbind one more after the last
> #...rb to include the bottom piece of the anova table that tells
> #...about residuals (how do I aoutomate this?)
>
> anova<-anova1[,1:num.of.var]
> anova.table<-data.frame(anova)
> #Comment 5--Something that bugs me here is that I have to turn it into a
> dataframe to
> #...add the totals row and the delta R^2 (tried playing w/ tkinsert to no
> avail)
> #...I miss the stuff that's at the bottom of the anova table (sig values)
> #Comment 6--I'd love to turn the place value to round to 2 after the
> decimal.
> #...I've worked this many ways including changing my options but this does
> #...not seem to apply to a data frame
>
> Total<-c(sum(anova[,1]),sum(anova[,2])," ", " ", " ")
> anova.table<-rbind(anova.table,Total)
> R1<-summary(mod1)[[8]][[1]]
> R2<-summary(mod2)[[8]][[1]]
> R3<-summary(mod3)[[8]][[1]]
> R4<-summary(mod4)[[8]][[1]]
> #Comment 7--SAME AS COMMENT 2. How do I make
> #...[R] add R5, R6...Rn as necessary?
>
> deltaR.1<-R1
> deltaR.2<-R2-R1
> deltaR.3<-R3-R2
> deltaR.4<-R4-R3
> #Comment 8--SAME AS COMMENT 7. How would I aoutomate this process?
>
> Delta.R.Squared<-c(deltaR.1,deltaR.2,deltaR.3,deltaR.4," ","")
> #Comment 9--I need a way to add as many deltaR's as
> #...necessary(n of R = n of predictors)
>
> anova.table<-cbind(anova.table, Delta.R.Squared)
> colnames(anova.table)<-c("df","Sum Sq","Mean Sq","F-change",
> "P-value","Delta.R.Squared")
> rownames(anova.table)<-c("X1", "X2 elminating for X1",
> "X3 eliminating for X2 & X3", "X4 eliminating for X1,X2, &
> X3","Residuals",
> "Total")
> anova.table
> }
> #Comment 10--Again I would need [R] to automate the list for row names as
> we
> #...add more predictors.
> #See the final product below I'm after (with two places after the decimal)

>> anova.table

> df Sum Sq Mean Sq
> F-change P-value Delta.R.Squared
> X1 1 817.712952354614 817.712952354614
> 79.5610275293349 6.112687142581e-10 0.726180005093805
> X2 elminating for X1 1 37.5939529324851 37.5939529324851
> 4.0268283172755 0.0541857201845285 0.0333857704630917
> X3 eliminating for X2 & X3 1 9.37092926438942 9.37092926438942
> 1.00388976918267 0.324951851250774 0.00832196853596723
> X4 eliminating for X1,Xx2, & X3 1 16.4674349222492 16.4674349222492
> 1.81550535203668 0.189048514740917 0.0146241073243205
> Residuals 27 244.901918026262 9.07044140838007
> Total 31 1126.0471875
>
>
> USING THE ADD1() FUNCTION> NOT WHAT I WANT>
>
> mod1<-lm(mpg~cyl, data=mtcars)
> add1(mod1,~cyl+disp+hp+drat, data=mtcars, test="F")
>
> Model:
> mpg ~ cyl
> Df Sum of Sq RSS AIC F value Pr(F)
> 308.33 76.494
> disp 1 37.594 270.74 74.334 4.0268 0.05419 .
> hp 1 16.360 291.98 76.750 1.6249 0.21253
> drat 1 15.841 292.49 76.807 1.5706 0.22012
> ---
> Signif. codes: 0 ‘***’ 0.001 ‘**’ 0.01 ‘*’ 0.05 ‘.’ 0.1 ‘ ’ 1
>
>
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Frank Harrell
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