Hello. If anyone could please tell me how to create two indicator variables from two specific observations in a dataset, I'd be really grateful. I will need the two indicator variables later to produce multiple linear regression model.
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Let's use the built-in
mtcars dataset to show how this is done. We are going to see how mpg, as a response variable is affected by two other variables and the independent variables. The pieces are the data,
mpg (miles per gallon)
wt (vehicle weight) and
drat (rear axle ratio) and the function
lm and the values (result) object to capture the calculation.
fit <- lm(mpg ~ wt + drat, data = mtcars) summary(fit) #> #> Call: #> lm(formula = mpg ~ wt + drat, data = mtcars) #> #> Residuals: #> Min 1Q Median 3Q Max #> -5.4159 -2.0452 0.0136 1.7704 6.7466 #> #> Coefficients: #> Estimate Std. Error t value Pr(>|t|) #> (Intercept) 30.290 7.318 4.139 0.000274 *** #> wt -4.783 0.797 -6.001 1.59e-06 *** #> drat 1.442 1.459 0.989 0.330854 #> --- #> Signif. codes: 0 '***' 0.001 '**' 0.01 '*' 0.05 '.' 0.1 ' ' 1 #> #> Residual standard error: 3.047 on 29 degrees of freedom #> Multiple R-squared: 0.7609, Adjusted R-squared: 0.7444 #> F-statistic: 46.14 on 2 and 29 DF, p-value: 9.761e-10
Created on 2020-04-06 by the reprex package (v0.3.0)
The choice of
mpg on the left hand side of the \sim and
drat on the right hand is based on the design of the analysis. There's no right or wrong answer.
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