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# Re: st: FW: Model SS/R-square in nl

 From Nick Cox To statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject Re: st: FW: Model SS/R-square in nl Date Fri, 1 Jul 2011 08:26:05 +0100

```You are quite correct on this point. Sorry; I was thinking of power
functions x^constant which are a current preoccupation of mine, but
constant^x is indeed 1 when x is 0.

The wider point is that R-square has different definitions which
aren't guaranteed to coincide. If you want R-square to equal the
square of corr(observed, predicted) you need to calculate that
directly. See e.g.

FAQ     . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Do-it-yourself R-squared
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  N. J. Cox
9/03    How can I get an R-squared value when a Stata command
does not supply one?
http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/stat/rsquared.html

Although the question there is not yours, the answer is I think relevant.

On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 9:24 PM, CJ Lan <CJ@jupiter.fl.us> wrote:
[...]

> The curve will not be forced through the origin.  The curve of the 1st model starts at (b0+b1=45.6) and decreases at an exponential rate.  Similarly the curve of the 2nd model starts at (b1=44.5) and decreases at a similar exponential rate.

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