[R] covariate selection?

Kjetil Brinchmann Halvorsen kjetil at acelerate.com
Wed Oct 13 02:16:25 CEST 2004

Ian Fiske wrote:

> Hello,
> 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.
> Thanks,
> Ian
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have a look at package leaps, and also consider ridge regression.


Kjetil Halvorsen.

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