[R] Testing for parallel slopes

Thomas Lumley thomas at biostat.washington.edu
Tue Aug 1 22:46:44 CEST 2000

On Tue, 1 Aug 2000, Marc Feldesman wrote:

> My question has to do with the issue of parametrization.  When I use the 
> example data set "whiteside", I get the same results that VR get (see p. 
> 154) except I'm getting them *without* reparametrizing the model. (In fact, 
> I get the same answers with the default parametrization and the 
> alternative).  Since I'm only interested in the interaction term, is it 
> even necessary to change the structure of the model matrix, or will I get 
> the answer I need using the default contrast matrices (i.e. 
> "contr.helmert", "contr.poly")?

In R "contr.helmert" is *not* the default. Type 
to see what contrasts you are using.  

This and other differences are described in both the "R Complements" to
V&R3 (see http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/pub/MASS3) and the R FAQ.


Thomas Lumley
Assistant Professor, Biostatistics
University of Washington, Seattle

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