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Fitting nonlinear meta regression models to data

I have a collection of data, obtained from different studies. To plot the ratio of means against different CO2 concentrations, I used a random effects model with a continues predictor (the CO2 ...
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nonlinear regression two equivalent models on paper, but different estimated parameters

I measured one response variable Y1 as a function of two measured independent variables X1 and X2 It is common practice in ...
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Nonlinear first-stage specification in 2SLS

My question is whether there are any substantial benefits from specifying a nonlinear first-stage in 2SLS regression. Generally, we assume that first stage is a linear relationship, like: ...
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How to know which model is appropriate for my data?

I study regional planning. there is a theory that says population density (D) is changing by distance to CBD (center of city). And the model for any city is different. And I have population density ...
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Transforming independent variables in R [duplicate]

Is there a way through which we can determine how can we transform our independent variables to increase linearity. I am aware of boxcoz function but it provides information on transforming dependent ...
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AIC for multiple nonlinear regression models

How do we got about using AIC for multiple nonlinear regression models ? For example: If i have a dataset with N instances, and they can be explained by a collection of 3 models where each model has ...
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Gini Coefficient - Variable Importance Measure

There is a whitepaper for selecting important variables in a linear regression model. The URL of the whitepaper is http://support.sas.com/resources/papers/proceedings15/3242-2015.pdf . It explains ...
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reason codes for non-linear models?

I have a non-linear model with n variables (ANN model). The variables are WOE-transformed to train the model. I have a test record scored using the non-linear model mentioned above and it is in the ...
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Testing the utility of adding a continuous variable to a nonlinear regression.

Let’s say I have the hypothesis that soil fertility affects the relationship between weed biomass and crop biomass. One way to go about testing that hypothesis might be to model the relationship ...
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How can I test a nonlinear vs a linear regression model?

I've got a panel regression model where the Ys assume a curved shape when plotted over time. A histogram of the residuals shows they are normally distributed but a residual-vs-fitted plot shows a ...
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multivariate mean?

[edit : because my question was ambiguous, I decided to rewrite it entirely, with some simplification but a lot more details on the experimental design] Four independent 10m*10m plots each received ...
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Assessing variable importance from coefficients and p-Values of linear regression

Is it correct to say that if the significance of a variable is very high (p<0.001) and the coefficient is very large that the variable is important in a general sense? If not can you give an ...
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OLS estimation for Nonlinear model

Consider the following model which may be nonlinear: $Y_{t} = f (X_{t}, \beta_{0}) + \mu_{t}, \hspace{0.2cm} t=1, ..., T$ If we assume that: $\mu_{t}$ i.i.d with mean = $0$ and ...
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What polynomial do I need for regression of such relations

I have following 4 graphs and for each I have to do regression. The relation is clearly curvilinear. What term should I use for regression (eg y ~ x+x^2) for each of these?
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Examples of Non-Linear Time Series?

Does anyone have an example of real world (ideally multivariate) time-series data that depends on its past in a non-linear, but additive way? I understand that there are several examples of ...
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Understanding Big/Little $O_p$/$o_p$ Notation for Estimators

I am reading a Text about Single Index Models (SIM), where a SIM is defined as $E[Y|X=x] = G(X' \beta)$, with $G$ and $\beta$ unknown. After proposing an estimator for the function $G$, the ...
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Visualizing nonlinear regression

I have following model using mtcars dataset: ...
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Methods for detecting nonlinear relationships among variables

I believe that some of my independent variables vary nonlinearly with my dependent variable. I know of a couple of ways to determine the possible type of function, but I'm wondering other methods, and ...
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Difficulty with logistic regression: logit transformation is non-linear

I am trying to perform a logistic regression to model likelihood of receiving a procedure given a certain diagnosis. There are several covariates to analyze but one of the main ones is patient age. As ...
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Interpreting GNM/GLM regression using R

I have a training dataset that contains input features. It's an input file which is tsv separated. I had input data for 200 rows with 4 cols. That last col is the target variable. I have also loaded ...
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Difference between SAS and R results - Nonlinear Regression

Hoping someone can assist with this rather niche question. I have a routine built in R for analysing depreciation curves, which is fit according to a logistic model with an additional additive ...
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Predicting time to failure with time varying cofators

The Goal I am modeling Hospital Length of Stay. More specifically, I would like to predict the number of days until a patient is discharged given all of the patients clinical factors throughout ...
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Regression analysis low R2 value - Result interpretation

When I run linear regression on my test data I get the following report: You can find the test data in here. The graph of actual vs predicted looks like: I would like to know if this is fairly a ...
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Hypothesis Tests for Non-linear least squares coefficients

I have a set of results that take the following form: ...
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Indicator regressions: standard errors

Hi I am estimating a regression of Y on X where both Y and X are indicator variables, that is, they take values 1 or 0. The model is $Y=\beta*X+\epsilon$ (without constant). I use OLS to estimate the ...
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Contributions of variables in Log-Log models [duplicate]

I have built a model on log(units) sold and want to measure the contribution of each independent variable in the model (which are also in ...
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How to fit intensity peaks from a image?

I have an image that I can convert to a text file / table of intensities. In this image, several regions show higher intensity, i.e., a peak. A peak may be stored in a 10x10 matrix with rows and ...
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Extremly poor polynomial fitting with SVR in sklearn

I try to fit an obvious around degree 5 polynomial function. Much to my despair, sklearn bluntly refuses to match the polynomial, and instead output a 0-degree like ...
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Predictive distributions in Poisson regression

I have the following question about Poisson regression. In "regular" (OLS) linear regression it is fairly easy to prove that the correct predictive distribution will be a $t$ distribution, but what if ...
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R-Squared in a non-linear model [duplicate]

I am running a dynamic demand model (a non-linear model) in SAS. My model includes three equations which should be solved simultaneously. I am applying a Iterated Seemingly Unrelated Equation (ITSUR) ...
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Multiple regression approach strategies for non-normal dependent variable

I'm hoping to analyze the influence of a set of variables on a continous dependent variable (between 0-1). The independent variables are a mix of both categorical, continuous and discrete features. ...
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Trying to fit single layer neural net with R's nls (nonlinear least squares) function

Working on building a neural network modeling frame using graph objects in R. I have a data set on passengers of the Titanic, modeling binary "survived" variable against continuous "fare" and "age" ...
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How can I make this biological relation into a glm model?

I have a biological relation: Y/m = (X * b) / (1 + X * b) where Y and X are variables, m and b are parameters. m is greater than Y, and everything is greater than 0. I have some training data with ...
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Finding redundant parts of a data set for training a nonlinear model

I like to train a nonlinear model based on a data set $D_1$,..$D_n$, where $D_i$ is collected by doing experiments $E_i$. It is possible that $D_i$ is redundant given $D_j$ and $D_k$. Since doing an ...
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Interpreting p-values of log regressions

The following output is for a log log model. ...
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interpret normal probability plot of residuals [duplicate]

I am looking at two normal probability plots of some residuals from a two different regressions. I am trying to make sure I fully understand what they are telling me. The first chart below appears ...
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What is the difference between Average Partial Effects (APE) and Average Marginal Effects (AME)?

In this answer, the terms Average Partial Effects (APE) and Average Marginal Effects (AME) are used interchangeably. But in this paper, the terms are used to mean different things (page 75). But it's ...
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How to tell the difference between linear and non-linear regression models?

I was reading the following link on non linear regression SAS Non Linear. My understanding from reading the first section "Nonlinear Regression vs. Linear Regression" was that the equation below is ...
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How should one assess model fit for non-linear regression?

I am looking at non linear regression. Below is some example output from a non linear regression using MATLAB. There are also two links below this output from the Minitab website. The links explain ...
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F-test to determine whether more than two sets of data differ

Here is the context for my question: I understand that you can fit the same model to two different datasets separately and then fit the model to the datasets pooled together as a way to discern ...
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How to plot the confidence interval from boot.ci output of nonlinear regression in R?

I have a data.frame with two columns (x and y) for which I have obtained a nonlinear least squares fit: -a/(b+exp(-x)). Now I'm trying to plot the 95% confidence interval for y. My best attempt so ...
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Which type of Regression model do I need and what do I need to do to my variable to allow it to work?

thanks for taking the time to read this! A little background, I'm pretty enw to doing most statistical analysis; I've only ever done linear regressions and I tried doing research online but was ...
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MATLAB: bounding the parameter values in nonlinear modelfitting and AICc scores

I am trying to fit a number of nonlinear models to a dataset, and I need to bound the model parameter values to all be positive. I tried lsqcurvefit function and it works. However, I also need AICc ...
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Consequences of violating assumptions of nonlinear regression when comparing models and/or datasets

I have a question about the consequences of using non-linear regression when the data violate the assumptions of (1) homoscedasticity and (2) normal distribution. Specifically, I am wondering about ...
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Neural Network Learning Curves with Low Test Set Error

TLDR: You can see my neural network learning curves here: http://imgur.com/0CL6LVY. Which regularization term would you pick given that the test error actually drops below the training error at some ...
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How to fit an exponential equation of the form $Y = A + Be^{CX}$ to data

I need some assistance with a nonlinear adjust. I am trying to make a mathematical model that describes the rate of silicic acid escaping from an underwater sediment. For theoretical reasons, the ...
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Why do I get linear model when I tried to fit exponential model?

I was wondering why do I get linear model when I'm using exponential model, y = a * exp(-b*-x), to fit my data. Here is my code: ...
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Confidence interval of the mean response from nonlinear model

My problem (question at the end) is to calculate confidence interval (CI) (NOT prediction interval) of the response of a nonlinear model. I am working with R but this question is not R-specific. I ...
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piecewise linear regression with unknown number of knots

I have a model that depends linearly on $v$ and $\alpha$, but not linearly on other two parameters $T_0$ and $T_1$: $f(i; v, \alpha, T_0, T_1)$. Using least squares, I can solve for $v$ and $\alpha$, ...
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can I apply loess or spline regression in mixed model?

My situation right now is that I have the mixed model with quadratic term but it doesn't perform very well. So I am wondering if I can apply loess or spline regression to the mixed model instead of ...