# How to display a large number of model results from groups of data?

Suppose I have $n$ data sets where each variable has the same variable types, but possibly a different number of data points. For instance, age, sex, and height, for $n$ different counties. After performing analysis (linear, logistic, Poisson, etc..) on each data set (country), how do I display information for all the results? Do I show a histogram of the regression coefficients, do I give the number of significant results? What do statistical packages do? (Does R have a library for this?) I'm currently not sure how to search for an r package that does this.

The purpose of the information display is to summarize the results of all the different models, where I asume that a model is a combination of method and data set. What I don't understand is how to compare or summarize, let's say $n$ p-values, where each p-value is computed with a different data set. Is there an intelligent way summarize all the different p-values, regression coefficients, AIC, BIC, ...?

An example taken from the above would be: After $n$ models have been computed (1 for each country), we gather 2 $\times$ $n$ $\times$ $m$ p-values and regression coefficients where $m$ is the number of variables used in each of the $n$ models. Is there an informative method for describing or summarizing my all my results. The brut force method would, in my option, be to display each model summary (p-values, coefficients,etc), but this could be a list that is too large. Getting an understanding of the state of all countries after analysis, might be difficult with the brut force method. How would someone go about getting a simple view of the state of all countries?

• Welcome to our site! To help us focus our replies, could you please tell us the purpose of the information display? It would also help to indicate you have spent at least a little time researching this problem: the capabilities of statistical packages are well-advertised and easy to discover, so your last question is not really appropriate here (and, given R's extensive capabilities, is too broad). – whuber Jun 15 '12 at 12:46
• I feel like this question would be better received on Stackoverflow. Having said that, check out the broom package in R. It gathers regression output from grouped data and puts it in a easy to interpret format. It should let you for example, see all the AIC values for each group of data so that you can put in a bar chart if you like. – Alex Jul 27 '16 at 6:39

I would display the coefficients from the regression models and their confidence intervals graphically in a plot modelled after the forest plots traditionally used in meta-analysis. This Wikipedia article has some more information on forest plots. These are also sometimes called effect plots. You could even consider synthesising your results using meta-analysis, software is widely available for this. 