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# Re: st: Cohen's f2 on a regression

 From Richard Williams <[email protected]> To [email protected], [email protected] Subject Re: st: Cohen's f2 on a regression Date Mon, 01 Aug 2011 18:54:23 -0500

```At 05:15 PM 8/1/2011, Linh Vuong wrote:
```
```Statalist,

Does anyone know the command to get Cohen's f (effect size estimator
R2/(1-R2) ) for an entire regression?  I see the help topic for
regeffectsize and effectsize but I'd like to get Cohen's f for the
entire regression, not just for specific variables.

Thanks,
Linh
```
```
Is that literally the formula? If so, how about something like

. sysuse auto
(1978 Automobile Data)

. reg price weight length foreign

Source |       SS       df       MS              Number of obs =      74
-------------+------------------------------           F(  3,    70) =   28.39
Model |   348565467     3   116188489           Prob > F      =  0.0000
Residual |   286499930    70  4092856.14           R-squared     =  0.5489
Total |   635065396    73  8699525.97           Root MSE      =  2023.1

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
price |      Coef.   Std. Err.      t    P>|t|     [95% Conf. Interval]
-------------+----------------------------------------------------------------
weight |   5.774712   .9594168     6.02   0.000     3.861215    7.688208
length |  -91.37083   32.82833    -2.78   0.007    -156.8449   -25.89679
foreign |   3573.092    639.328     5.59   0.000     2297.992    4848.191
_cons |   4838.021    3742.01     1.29   0.200    -2625.183    12301.22
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

. di "Cohen's F = " =e(r2) / (1-e(r2))
Cohen's F = 1.2166337

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