# [R] Manipulating data, and performing repeated simple regressions, not multiple regression

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Mon Feb 1 16:18:37 CET 2010

```On Feb 1, 2010, at 6:29 AM, Guy Green wrote:

>
> I have a simple table of data:
>
>  Result    Var1    Var2    Var3
> 1   0.10    0.78    0.12    0.38
> 2   0.20    0.66    0.39    0.12
> 3   0.10    0.83    0.09    0.52
> 4   0.15    0.41    0.63    0.95
> 5   0.60    0.88    0.91    0.86
> 6  -0.02    0.14    0.69    0.94
>
> I am trying to achieve two things:
>
> 1) Manipulate this data so that I have the "Result" data unchanged,
> and all
> the other data (the Var1, Var2 & Var3 columns) squared.  I can
> achieve this
> (see code below), but I then can't use the output in the way I expect.
>
> 2) I want to get as outputs the separate regressions of Var1 to
> Result, Var2
> to Result, etc.  I.e. separate single-variable regressions, NOT a
> multiple
> regression.
>
> The code I have so far (with the simple data above in this attached
> file
> "sample-regression.txt")
> http://n4.nabble.com/file/n1458694/sample-regression.txt
> sample-regression.txt  is:
>
>
> reg_data=cbind(Resultnew,Varsquared)
> #If I look at the output of this (reg_data), it looks how I want it
> to look.
> #However, I can't use it: when I perform even a regular multiple
> regression
> on it, I get the error message:

linreg=lm(Result ~ Var1^2 + Var2^2 + Var3^2,

> #   Error in model.frame.default(formula = Resultnew ~ Var1 + Var2 +
> Var3,
> :
> #     'data' must be a data.frame, not a matrix or an array
> #e.g.:
> linreg=lm(Resultnew~Var1+Var2+Var3, data=reg_data)
>
> So: 1) is there a better way to calculate the squared data, so that
> I can
> use the output more flexibly, and 2) can I perform the calculation
> not as a
> multiple regression, but to get separate regressions.

linreg[[1]] <- lm(Result ~ Var1^2, data= Read_data)
linreg[[2]] <- lm(Result ~ Var2^2, data= Read_data)
linreg[[3]] <- lm(Result ~ Var3^2, data= Read_data)

lapply(linreg, coef)

>
> Ideally the output should be something like:
>
> Var1	0.4394
> Var2	0.4463
> var3	0.0631
>
> (These are the actual regression coefficients, if done separately,
> on the
> data after the Var columns have been squared.)
>
> Thanks,
>
> Guy
> --
> View this message in context: http://n4.nabble.com/Manipulating-data-and-performing-repeated-simple-regressions-not-multiple-regression-tp1458694p1458694.html
> Sent from the R help mailing list archive at Nabble.com.
>
> ______________________________________________
> R-help at r-project.org mailing list
> https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-help