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"mai mai" <[email protected]> |

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st: fracpol basic question |

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Sun, 16 Dec 2007 23:25:08 -0500 |

Hi, I have couple of question on Fracpol, I tried finding answers through help and the internet but unsuccessful. The results of my model are posted below. 1) How acceptable is the use of fractional polynomial in the literature. Is it considered data mining? 2) What is the structure of the best relation? Is it: y=b0 + b1 X^-.5 + X^-.5*ln(X) ? 3) Why is X = (dist+2.860107421875)/1000)? why the addition of 2.8 and division by 1000? 4) What is the exact meaning of deviance? Is lower (more negative) better or worst? . fracpoly reg b dist, adjust (no) compare ........ -> gen double Idist__1 = X^-.5 if e(sample) -> gen double Idist__2 = X^-.5*ln(X) if e(sample) (where: X = (dist+2.860107421875)/1000) Source | SS df MS Number of obs = 57 -------------+------------------------------ F( 2, 54) = 3.45 Model | .014450698 2 .007225349 Prob > F = 0.0390 Residual | .113204826 54 .002096386 R-squared = 0.1132 -------------+------------------------------ Adj R-squared = 0.0804 Total | .127655524 56 .002279563 Root MSE = .04579 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ y | Coef. Std. Err. t P>|t| [95% Conf. Interval] -------------+---------------------------------------------------------------- Idist__1 | .04901 .0190668 2.57 0.013 .0107834 .0872366 Idist__2 | .007933 .0031175 2.54 0.014 .0016829 .0141832 _cons | -.0443816 .0171458 -2.59 0.012 -.0787569 -.0100063 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Deviance: -192.87. Best powers of distance among 44 models fit: -.5 -.5. Fractional polynomial model comparisons: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ dist df Deviance Res. SD Dev. dif. P [*] Powers ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Not in model 0 -186.025 .047745 6.848 0.174 Linear 1 -188.380 .047192 4.492 0.247 1 m = 1 2 -189.268 .046825 3.604 0.193 .5 m = 2 4 -192.873 .045786 -- -- -.5 -.5 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ [*] P-value from deviance difference comparing reported model with m = 2 model Many thanks for your help * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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