[R-sig-DCM] Inclusion of interaction without its main effect
marcel.gerds at berkeley.edu
Wed Feb 2 22:17:31 CET 2011
I withdraw the question. I have just figured it out myself.
One has only to create a variable which includes the interaction:
interact <- cost_a / income
This new variable can then be included in the model without having the
respective main effect in the model.
mlogit.model <- mlogit ( choice ~ interact + cost_b , data = data _ ml )
> Dear fellow DC modellers,
> I want to include an interaction term as an explanatory variable
> without having its main effect in the model. For example, I run
> mlogit.model <- mlogit ( choice ~ cost_a / income + cost_b , data =
> data _ ml )
> where two kind of cost are used as explanatory variables for choosing
> an alternative. Income is a subject-specific variable. However, if I
> run this, R not only includes cost_b and cost_a:income in the model,
> but also cost_a.
> Is there a way to suppress the inclusion of a main effect when one
> wants to add only its interaction?
> Thanks for any help.
> Best regards,
Marcel Gerds, M.Sc.
University of California
Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
233 Giannini Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
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E-Mail: marcel.gerds at berkeley.edu
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