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How do I reference a regression model's coefficient's standard errors?

If I have a dataset:

data = data.frame(xdata = 1:10,ydata = 6:15)

and I run a linear regression:

fit = lm(ydata~.,data = data)
out = summary(fit)

lm(formula = ydata ~ ., data = data)

       Min         1Q     Median         3Q        Max 
-5.661e-16 -1.157e-16  4.273e-17  2.153e-16  4.167e-16 

             Estimate Std. Error   t value Pr(>|t|)    
(Intercept) 5.000e+00  2.458e-16 2.035e+16   <2e-16 ***
xdata       1.000e+00  3.961e-17 2.525e+16   <2e-16 ***
Signif. codes:  0 ‘***’ 0.001 ‘**’ 0.01 ‘*’ 0.05 ‘.’ 0.1 ‘ ’ 1 

Residual standard error: 3.598e-16 on 8 degrees of freedom
Multiple R-squared:     1,  Adjusted R-squared:     1 
F-statistic: 6.374e+32 on 1 and 8 DF,  p-value: < 2.2e-16 

How do I extract the standard errors of the regression coefficients from either fit or out? I can't seem to figure it out. Thanks!

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    $\begingroup$ coef(summary(model))[, "Std. Error"] Works pretty well. $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 4, 2020 at 3:02

2 Answers 2


It's useful to see what kind of objects are contained within another object. Using names() or str() can help here.

Note that out <- summary(fit) is the summary of the linear regression object.


The simplest way to get the coefficients would probably be:

out$coefficients[ , 2] #extract 2nd column from the coefficients object in out
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    $\begingroup$ But the question asks about the standard error of the coefficients, no? $\endgroup$
    – ziggystar
    Commented May 22, 2014 at 15:05
  • $\begingroup$ out$coefficients[2,2] $\endgroup$
    – PatrickT
    Commented Jul 8, 2018 at 12:27
  • $\begingroup$ I would like to note that the question concerned the standard errors of the regression coefficients and not the values of the coefficients themselves. The above answer is misleading in this case. The correct answer was given by @Quazi Irfan in the commentary to the question. $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 26, 2022 at 18:17
  • $\begingroup$ Use the name instead of the column index : out$coefficients[, "Std. Error"] $\endgroup$
    – Julien
    Commented Jan 20, 2023 at 11:01

Like this:

fit = lm(ydata ~ .,data = data)
se <- sqrt(diag(vcov(fit)))

These are the classical asymptotic ones you see in summary. Please also see the links in my answer to this same question about alternative standard error options.


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