[R] puzzling results from logistic regression

Ben Bolker bbolker at gmail.com
Wed Feb 29 21:26:47 CET 2012

Michael <comtech.usa <at> gmail.com> writes:

> Hi all,
> As you can see from below, the result is strange...
> I would imagined that the bb result should be much higher and close to 1,
> any way to improve the fit?
> Any other classification methods?
> Thank you!
> data=data.frame(y=rep(c(0, 1), times=100), x=1:200)
> aa=glm(y~x, data=data, family=binomial(link="logit"))
> newdata=data.frame(x=6, y=100)
> bb=predict(aa, newdata=newdata, type="response")
> bb
> > bb
> 1
> 0.4929125

  I have a feeling you meant to say

data <- data.frame(y=rep(c(0,1), each=100), x=1:200)




for each data set to see what you actually got as opposed to
what you thought you were getting it.

You may still have a little bit of a problem fitting such an
extreme data set -- this is what is called "complete separation",
and leads to an infinite estimate of the slope -- if you want
to pursue this, take a look at the brglm package.

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