anova.negbin {MASS}R Documentation

Likelihood Ratio Tests for Negative Binomial GLMs


Method function to perform sequential likelihood ratio tests for Negative Binomial generalized linear models.


## S3 method for class 'negbin'
anova(object, ..., test = "Chisq")



Fitted model object of class "negbin", inheriting from classes "glm" and "lm", specifying a Negative Binomial fitted GLM. Typically the output of glm.nb().


Zero or more additional fitted model objects of class "negbin". They should form a nested sequence of models, but need not be specified in any particular order.


Argument to match the test argument of anova.glm. Ignored (with a warning if changed) if a sequence of two or more Negative Binomial fitted model objects is specified, but possibly used if only one object is specified.


This function is a method for the generic function anova() for class "negbin". It can be invoked by calling anova(x) for an object x of the appropriate class, or directly by calling anova.negbin(x) regardless of the class of the object.


If only one fitted model object is specified, a sequential analysis of deviance table is given for the fitted model. The theta parameter is kept fixed. If more than one fitted model object is specified they must all be of class "negbin" and likelihood ratio tests are done of each model within the next. In this case theta is assumed to have been re-estimated for each model.


Venables, W. N. and Ripley, B. D. (2002) Modern Applied Statistics with S. Fourth edition. Springer.

See Also

glm.nb, negative.binomial, summary.negbin


m1 <- glm.nb(Days ~ Eth*Age*Lrn*Sex, quine, link = log)
m2 <- update(m1, . ~ . - Eth:Age:Lrn:Sex)
anova(m2, m1)

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