[R] Help - linear regression

S Ellison S.Ellison at lgc.co.uk
Fri Jan 25 15:49:04 CET 2008

a*b is not an interaction term. An interaction term looks like a:b.

y~age*race means

TB> model1<-lm(lavi~age+sex+race+diabetes+hypertension, data=tb1)
TB> model2<-lm(lavi~age+sex+age*race+diabetes+hypertension, data=tb1)

both main effects are present in model 2 (below) as well as the
interaction. You should be able to see this in anova(model2), which will
also show you the order in which terms are added to the model.

If the * was just an email typo, though, forget it.

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