Re: [R] selecting rows for inclusion in lm

From: Michael Dewey <>
Date: Thu 18 Jan 2007 - 11:20:00 GMT

At 08:19 18/01/2007, David Barron wrote:
>Why not use the subset option? Something like:
>lm(diff ~ Age + Race, data=data, subset=data$Meno=="PRE")
>should do the trick, and be much easier to read!

And indeed the advice in
 > library(fortunes)
 > fortune("dog")

Firstly, don't call your matrix 'matrix'. Would you call your dog 'dog'? Anyway, it might clash with the function 'matrix'.

also helps to make life clearer I find

>On 18/01/07, John Sorkin <> wrote:
>>I am having trouble selecting rows of a dataframe that will be included
>>in a regression. I am trying to select those rows for which the variable
>>Meno equals PRE. I have used the code below:
>>The output from the summary indicates that more than 76 rows are
>>included in the regression:
>>Residual standard error: 2.828 on 76 degrees of freedom
>>where in fact only 22 rows should be included as can be seen from the
>>[1] 22
>>I would appreciate any help in modifying the data= parameter of the lm
>>so that I include only those subjects for which Meno=PRE.
>>R 2.3.1
>>Windows XP
>>John Sorkin M.D., Ph.D.
>>Chief, Biostatistics and Informatics
>>Baltimore VA Medical Center GRECC,
>>University of Maryland School of Medicine Claude D. Pepper OAIC,
>>University of Maryland Clinical Nutrition Research Unit, and
>>Baltimore VA Center Stroke of Excellence
>>University of Maryland School of Medicine
>>Division of Gerontology
>>Baltimore VA Medical Center
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Michael Dewey mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code. Received on Thu Jan 18 22:28:00 2007

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