[R] p value statistic for lm object

Dieter Menne dieter.menne at menne-biomed.de
Mon Aug 13 10:35:22 CEST 2007

Arjun Bhandari <arb.em <at> adia.ae> writes:

> I conduct a univariate regression with lm function. I would like to get 
> the p value for the regression. Is there a method that would enable me to 
> extract the p value into a variable.

# From lm docs (Sorry, Annette, for misusing your 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)
lm.D90 <- lm(ctl ~ trt)
# let's look if it is in lm..
# mmm.. looks like there are no p-test results
# try summary
sum.lm = summary(lm.D90)
# .. coming closer. 
# Colum Pr(>|t|), row trt is what we are looking for
# Let's look into the structure
# $coeffients has the wanted
# looks good. We could use this, but better use the accessor function
# Check the documentation, but coef is always a good try
cf =  coef(sum.lm)
#now pick the right column
pslope = cf["trt","Pr(>|t|)"]
pslope ##
# Could also use index, but less safe in general, even if the 
# "Pr(.." is definitively ugly
# In general, the $ approach is not recommened, if there is an 
# accessor funtion, use it. The closest (with no p-values) is
# Which probably tells more than the beloved p-values.
# The better the journal's referees, the more they prefer confints over p

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