Many ways to do the same thing: linear regression

April 7, 2019

(This article was first published on R – Statistical Odds & Ends, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

One feature of R (could be positive, could be negative) is that there are many ways to do the same thing. In this post, I list out the different ways we can get certain results from a linear regression model. Feel free to comment if you know more ways other than those listed!

In what follows, we will use the linear regression object lmfit:

lmfit <- lm(mpg ~ hp + cyl, data = mtcars)

Extracting coefficients of the linear model

# print the lm object to screen

# part of the summary output

# extract from summary output
summary(lmfit)$coefficients[, 1]

# use the coef function

# extract using list syntax

Getting fitted values for the training data set

# use the predict function

# extract from lm object

Getting residuals for the training data set

# use the predict function

# extract from lm object

# extract from lm summary

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