Re: [R] Syntax of Levene's test

From: John Fox <jfox_at_mcmaster.ca>
Date: Wed 02 Aug 2006 - 22:39:26 EST


Dear Paul,

The argument y is the response variable and group is a factor defining groups (as ?levene.test says). If you have more than one factor, then you can use interaction() to create from them a factor with levels given by the product set of the levels of the individual factors. Here's an example

> library(car)
> data(Moore)
> attach(Moore)
> levene.test(conformity, interaction(fcategory, partner.status))
Levene's Test for Homogeneity of Variance

      Df F value Pr(>F)
group 5 1.4694 0.2219

      39
> levels(interaction(fcategory, partner.status))
[1] "high.high" "low.high" "medium.high" "high.low" "low.low" [6] "medium.low"
> levels(fcategory)

[1] "high" "low" "medium"
> levels(partner.status)

[1] "high" "low"

I'll add a couple of examples to the help page.

I hope this helps,
 John



John Fox
Department of Sociology
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario
Canada L8S 4M4
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http://socserv.mcmaster.ca/jfox

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> Subject: [R] Syntax of Levene's test
>
> Dear All
>
> I am trying to use Levene's test (of package car), but I do
> not understand quite well how to use it. '?levene.test' does
> not unfortunately provide any example. My data are in a data
> frame and correspond to 4 factors plus response. Could
> someone please give me an example about how to use the command
>
> levene.test(y, group)
>
> ?
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Paul
>
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