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entervar(var1 [,var2 ...] [,silent:T]), var1, var2, ... the names or
  numbers of independent variables in the complete stepwise model but
  not in the current stepwise model

Keywords: stepwise regression, regression
entervar(NewVar) enters independent variable Var to the current stepwise
regression model.  NewVar can either be a quoted name ("z3"), an
unquoted name (z3) or the number of a variable in the complete stepwise
model but not in the current stepwise model. Thus if the full model is
"y=x1+x2+x3+x4+x5", entervar(x2), entervar("x2") and entervar(2) are

It is an error if NewVar is not an independent variable in the complete
stepwise model or if it has already been entered in.

Invisible variable _STEPSTATUS is updated to reflect the changed model.
See topic '_STEPSTATUS'.

The F-to-remove statistics with P-values are printed for all the
variables in the model, including NewVar, and F-to-enter statistics
with P-values are printed for any variables in the full model that have
not yet been entered.

In addition, entervar() prints an overall F statistic and its P-value,
Mallow's Cp statistic, adjusted R^2 and R^2.  The F-statistic tests
the null hypothesis that the coefficients of the "in" variables are 0.
Because the "in" variables have been selected because they appear to
contributed importantly to the regression, the P-value should not be
interpreted literally.

The value, which can be assigned (stuff <- entervar(x3)) but is not
printed, is a copy of the updated invisible variable _STEPSTATUS.

entervar(Var1, Var2 ...) does the same except that more than one
variable is entered.  The model and other statistics are printed after
each variable is entered.  The value returned is _STEPSTATUS after all
have been entered.  An example when the full model is "y=x1+x2+x3+x4+x5"
might be entervar(x1,"x2",4).  This would enter x1, x2 and x4 in that

entervar(Var1 [, Var2 ...], silent:T) does the same, except that the
model and summary statistics are not printed.  You can then use
stepstatus() to print the summary statistics for the new current state
of the stepwise regression process.

See also removevar(), stepsetup(), stepstatus()

Gary Oehlert 2003-01-15