[R] covariate selection?

Christian Mora christian_mora at vtr.net
Wed Oct 13 01:07:05 CEST 2004

Hi Ian
Have you tried help.search("pca")?

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Juan Carlos
Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 2004 7:56 PM
To: Ian Fiske
Cc: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
Subject: RE: [R] covariate selection?

Hello Ian,

Sorry. I don't really understand your problem, which is of model
selection. That's right? 

You could use some criteria based in likelihood. For instante Akaike
(AIC) or Schwarz criteria (BIC), see: 



(The best model is determined minimizing AIC or BIC).

I hope this help you.

		Juan Carlos 

-----Mensaje original-----
De: Ian Fiske [mailto:ifiske at ufl.edu] 
Enviado el: Martes, 12 de Octubre de 2004 05:17 PM
Para: Martínez Ovando Juan Carlos
CC: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
Asunto: Re: [R] covariate selection?

Thanks Juan.  I thought that was what I was looking for, but really, I 
want to know which of the original covariates could best be used to take

advantage of their colinearity without creating new variables.  I think 
PCA creates new variables.  SAS and SPSS can do what I'm talking about, 
but I would like to use R for this.


Martínez Ovando Juan Carlos wrote:

>Hello Ian,
>If your covariates are scalars, and the following documents:
>Best wishes.
>Juan Carlos Martínez Ovando
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>-----Mensaje original-----
>De: Ian Fiske [mailto:ifiske at ufl.edu]
>Enviado el: Martes, 12 de Octubre de 2004 04:08 PM
>Para: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
>Asunto: [R] covariate selection?
>I am hoping someone can help me with the following multivariate issue:
>I have a model consisting of about 50 covariates.  I would like to 
>reduce this to about 5 covariate for the reduced model by combining 
>cofactors that are strongly correlated.  Is there a package or function

>that would help me with this in R?  I appreciate any suggestions.
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