Re: [R] Logistic regression goodness of fit tests

From: Trevor Wiens <>
Date: Fri 11 Mar 2005 - 09:49:13 EST

On Thu, 10 Mar 2005 16:19:41 -0600
Frank E Harrell Jr <> wrote:

> The goodness of fit test only works on prespecified models. It is not
> valid when stepwise variable selection is used (unless perhaps you use
> alpha=0.5).

Perhaps I'm blind, but I can't find any reference to an alpha parameter on the help page for stepAIC. It runs fine however when I set the parameter and produces as model with the same right hand variables as without. Can you tell me what it is ?


Trevor Wiens

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