lm.beta-package: Add Standardized Regression Coefficients to 'lm'-Objects

Description Details Author(s) References See Also Examples

Description

Adds standardized regression coefficients to objects created by lm.

Also extends the S3 methods print, summary and coef with additional boolean argument standardized.

Please regard:

Package lm.beta works in the way of common statistical softwares like SPSS by standardizing the coefficients after estimating them using the standard deviations or similar measures of the used variables. So there are unstandardized and standardized coefficients available simultaneously.

Standardizing before estimating is not (yet) available in this package, but by using the command scale you can do this by using basic commands. Hereby please regard that the option center influences the way of interpretation of the intercept.

Package lm.beta standardizes all coefficients disregarding the use in interpretation. In this version, all types of scales of the variables (metrical, categorical, ...), all types of contrasts, interaction effects and additional terms on both sides of the formula can be handled if lm can handle them. The sensitive use in interpretation has to be regarded by the user.

Details

Package: lm.beta
Type: Package
Version: 1.5-1
Date: 2014-12-28
License: GPL(>=2)

Author(s)

Stefan Behrendt <[email protected]>

References

Urban, D., Mayerl, J., Sackmann, R. (Hrsg.) Regressionsanalyse : Theorie, Technik und Anwendung, VS-Verlag, 4. Aufl.

Vittinghoff, E. et al (2005) Regression methods in biostatistics: Linear, logistic, survival, and repeated measures models, Springer, p 75

See Also

lm.beta, lm

Examples

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## Taken from lm help
##
## Annette Dobson (1990) "An Introduction to Generalized Linear Models".
## Page 9: Plant Weight Data.
ctl <- c(4.17,5.58,5.18,6.11,4.50,4.61,5.17,4.53,5.33,5.14)
trt <- c(4.81,4.17,4.41,3.59,5.87,3.83,6.03,4.89,4.32,4.69)
group <- gl(2, 10, 20, labels = c("Ctl","Trt"))
weight <- c(ctl, trt)
lm.D9 <- lm(weight ~ group)

# standardize
lm.D9.beta <- lm.beta(lm.D9)
print(lm.D9.beta)
summary(lm.D9.beta)
coef(lm.D9.beta)

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