[R] Logistic regression problem
Jason Jones Medical Informatics
Jason.Jones3 at imail.org
Tue Sep 30 23:24:48 CEST 2008
So...I wouldn't suggest the trying all possible logistic models approach either and I'm not sure exactly what your goals are in modeling.
However, I've been fiddling around with the variable importance (varimp) functions that come with the randomForest and party packages. The idea is to get an idea of which independent variables are likely to be useful and then to focus on those variables (identified as being of high importance) with more attention than you could spend on the whole set.
A general advantage of the recursive partitioning approach is that it deals fairly nicely with interactions and collinearity.
Theoretically, the recursive partitioning approaches should be able to deal with missing values (often a problem with large datasets), but I have been unable to apply this with the variable importance functions.
Let me know if you require more details. You can check out http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2105/9/307 for a couple examples of variable importance.
Jason Jones, PhD
j.jones at imail.org
From: r-help-bounces at r-project.org [mailto:r-help-bounces at r-project.org] On Behalf Of Frank E Harrell Jr
Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2008 2:54 PM
To: Milicic B. Marko
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Subject: Re: [R] Logistic regression problem
Milicic B. Marko wrote:
> The only solution I can see is fitting all possib le 2 factor models enabling
> interactions and then assessing if interaction term is significant...
> any more ideas?
Please don't suggest such a thing unless you do simulations to back up
its predictive performance, type I error properties, and the impact of
collinearities. You'll find this approach works as well as the U.S.
> Milicic B. Marko wrote:
>> I have a huge data set with thousands of variable and one binary
>> variable. I know that most of the variables are correlated and are not
>> good predictors... but...
>> It is very hard to start modeling with such a huge dataset. What would
>> be your suggestion. How to make a first cut... how to eliminate most
>> of the variables but not to ignore potential interactions... for
>> example, maybe variable A is not good predictor and variable B is not
>> good predictor either, but maybe A and B together are good
>> Any suggestion is welcomed
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