pickCoef: Get Indices or Values of Selected Model Coefficients

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pickCoefR Documentation

Get Indices or Values of Selected Model Coefficients


Get the indices or values of a subset of non-eliminated coefficients selected via a Tk dialog or by pattern matching.


pickCoef(object, pattern = NULL, value = FALSE, ...)



a model object.


character string containing a regular expression or (with fixed = TRUE) a pattern to be matched exactly. If NULL, a Tk dialog will open for coefficient selection.


if FALSE, a named vector of indices, otherwise the value of the selected coefficients.


arguments to pass on to pickFrom if pattern is missing, otherwise grep. In particular, fixed = TRUE specifies that pattern is a string to be matched as is.


If value = FALSE (the default), a named vector of indices, otherwise the values of the selected coefficients. If no coefficients are selected the returned value will be NULL.


Heather Turner

See Also

regexp, grep, pickFrom, ofInterest



### Extract indices for use with ofInterest

## fit the "UNIDIFF" mobility model across education levels
unidiff <- gnm(Freq ~ educ*orig + educ*dest +
               Mult(Exp(educ), orig:dest),
               family = poisson, data = yaish, subset = (dest != 7))

## set coefficients in first constituent multiplier as 'ofInterest'
## using regular expression
ofInterest(unidiff) <- pickCoef(unidiff, "[.]educ")

## summarise model, only showing coefficients of interest

## get contrasts of these coefficients
getContrasts(unidiff, ofInterest(unidiff))

### Extract coefficients to use as starting values

## fit diagonal reference model with constant weights

## reconstruct counts voting Labour/non-Labour
count <- with(voting, percentage/100 * total)
yvar <- cbind(count, voting$total - count)

classMobility <- gnm(yvar ~ -1 + Dref(origin, destination), 
                     family = binomial, data = voting)

## create factors indicating movement in and out of salariat (class 1)
upward <- with(voting, origin != 1 & destination == 1)
downward <- with(voting, origin == 1 & destination != 1)

## extract diagonal effects from first model to use as starting values
diagCoef <- pickCoef(classMobility, "Dref(., .)", fixed = TRUE,
                     value = TRUE)

## fit separate weights for the "socially mobile" groups
## -- there are now 3 parameters for each weight
socialMobility <- gnm(yvar ~ -1 + Dref(origin, destination,
                                       delta = ~ 1 + downward + upward),
                      family = binomial, data = voting,
                      start = c(rep(NA, 6), diagCoef))

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