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Re: st: Fw: influential observations

From   Maarten buis <>
Subject   Re: st: Fw: influential observations
Date   Tue, 12 Apr 2011 10:13:25 +0100 (BST)

--- On Tue, 12/4/11, Nick Cox wrote:
> Do Anscombe residuals come out normal
> with non-normal families? I am
> away from any pertinent literature.

Quoting Hardin and Hilbe (2001), page 54 (when
discussing the definition of Ancombe residuals):

"The choice of function A(.) was made so that 
the resulting residuals would be as normal as

So the answer seems to be that at least it 
tries to approximate a normal/Gaussian

-- Maarten

James W. Hardin and Joseph M. Hilbe (2001)
"Generalized Linear Models and Extensions",
second edition. College Station, TX:

Maarten L. Buis
Institut fuer Soziologie
Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstrasse 36
72074 Tuebingen

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