# NMSA407 Linear Regression: Tutorial

Two numeric covariates

Data Cars2004nh

## Introduction

### Load used data and calculate basic summaries

``````data(Cars2004nh, package = "mffSM")
``````
``````##                         vname type drive price.retail price.dealer   price cons.city cons.highway
## 1          Chevrolet.Aveo.4dr    1     1        11690        10965 11327.5       8.4          6.9
## 2 Chevrolet.Aveo.LS.4dr.hatch    1     1        12585        11802 12193.5       8.4          6.9
## 3      Chevrolet.Cavalier.2dr    1     1        14610        13697 14153.5       9.0          6.4
## 4      Chevrolet.Cavalier.4dr    1     1        14810        13884 14347.0       9.0          6.4
## 5   Chevrolet.Cavalier.LS.2dr    1     1        16385        15357 15871.0       9.0          6.4
## 6           Dodge.Neon.SE.4dr    1     1        13670        12849 13259.5       8.1          6.5
##   consumption engine.size ncylinder horsepower weight      iweight  lweight wheel.base length width
## 1        7.65         1.6         4        103   1075 0.0009302326 6.980076        249    424   168
## 2        7.65         1.6         4        103   1065 0.0009389671 6.970730        249    389   168
## 3        7.70         2.2         4        140   1187 0.0008424600 7.079184        264    465   175
## 4        7.70         2.2         4        140   1214 0.0008237232 7.101676        264    465   173
## 5        7.70         2.2         4        140   1187 0.0008424600 7.079184        264    465   175
## 6        7.30         2.0         4        132   1171 0.0008539710 7.065613        267    442   170
##      ftype fdrive
## 1 personal  front
## 2 personal  front
## 3 personal  front
## 4 personal  front
## 5 personal  front
## 6 personal  front
``````
``````dim(Cars2004nh)
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``````## [1] 425  20
``````
``````summary(Cars2004nh)
``````
``````##     vname                type           drive        price.retail     price.dealer
##  Length:425         Min.   :1.000   Min.   :1.000   Min.   : 10280   Min.   :  9875
##  Class :character   1st Qu.:1.000   1st Qu.:1.000   1st Qu.: 20370   1st Qu.: 18973
##  Mode  :character   Median :1.000   Median :1.000   Median : 27905   Median : 25672
##                     Mean   :2.219   Mean   :1.692   Mean   : 32866   Mean   : 30096
##                     3rd Qu.:3.000   3rd Qu.:2.000   3rd Qu.: 39235   3rd Qu.: 35777
##                     Max.   :6.000   Max.   :3.000   Max.   :192465   Max.   :173560
##
##      price          cons.city      cons.highway     consumption     engine.size      ncylinder
##  Min.   : 10078   Min.   : 6.20   Min.   : 5.100   Min.   : 5.65   Min.   :1.300   Min.   :-1.000
##  1st Qu.: 19600   1st Qu.:11.20   1st Qu.: 8.100   1st Qu.: 9.65   1st Qu.:2.400   1st Qu.: 4.000
##  Median : 26656   Median :12.40   Median : 9.000   Median :10.70   Median :3.000   Median : 6.000
##  Mean   : 31481   Mean   :12.36   Mean   : 9.142   Mean   :10.75   Mean   :3.208   Mean   : 5.791
##  3rd Qu.: 37514   3rd Qu.:13.80   3rd Qu.: 9.800   3rd Qu.:11.65   3rd Qu.:3.900   3rd Qu.: 6.000
##  Max.   :183012   Max.   :23.50   Max.   :19.600   Max.   :21.55   Max.   :8.300   Max.   :12.000
##                   NA's   :14      NA's   :14       NA's   :14
##    horsepower        weight        iweight             lweight        wheel.base        length
##  Min.   :100.0   Min.   : 923   Min.   :0.0003067   Min.   :6.828   Min.   :226.0   Min.   :363.0
##  1st Qu.:165.0   1st Qu.:1412   1st Qu.:0.0005542   1st Qu.:7.253   1st Qu.:262.0   1st Qu.:450.0
##  Median :210.0   Median :1577   Median :0.0006341   Median :7.363   Median :272.0   Median :472.0
##  Mean   :216.8   Mean   :1626   Mean   :0.0006412   Mean   :7.373   Mean   :274.9   Mean   :470.6
##  3rd Qu.:255.0   3rd Qu.:1804   3rd Qu.:0.0007082   3rd Qu.:7.498   3rd Qu.:284.0   3rd Qu.:490.0
##  Max.   :500.0   Max.   :3261   Max.   :0.0010834   Max.   :8.090   Max.   :366.0   Max.   :577.0
##                  NA's   :2      NA's   :2           NA's   :2       NA's   :2       NA's   :26
##      width            ftype       fdrive
##  Min.   :163.0   personal:242   front:223
##  1st Qu.:175.0   wagon   : 30   rear :110
##  Median :180.0   SUV     : 60   4x4  : 92
##  Mean   :181.1   pickup  : 24
##  3rd Qu.:185.0   sport   : 49
##  Max.   :206.0   minivan : 20
##  NA's   :28
``````

### Complete cases subset used here

To be able to compare a model fitted here with other models where also other covariates will be included, we restrict ourselves to a subset of the dataset where all variables `consumption`, `lweight` and `engine.size` are known.

``````isComplete <- complete.cases(Cars2004nh[, c("consumption", "lweight", "engine.size")])
sum(!isComplete)
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``````## [1] 16
``````
``````CarsNow <- subset(Cars2004nh, isComplete, select = c("consumption", "drive", "fdrive", "weight", "lweight", "engine.size", "horsepower"))
dim(CarsNow)
``````
``````## [1] 409   7
``````
``````summary(CarsNow)
``````
``````##   consumption        drive         fdrive        weight        lweight       engine.size
##  Min.   : 5.65   Min.   :1.000   front:212   Min.   : 923   Min.   :6.828   Min.   :1.300
##  1st Qu.: 9.65   1st Qu.:1.000   rear :108   1st Qu.:1415   1st Qu.:7.255   1st Qu.:2.400
##  Median :10.70   Median :1.000   4x4  : 89   Median :1577   Median :7.363   Median :3.000
##  Mean   :10.75   Mean   :1.699               Mean   :1622   Mean   :7.371   Mean   :3.178
##  3rd Qu.:11.65   3rd Qu.:2.000               3rd Qu.:1804   3rd Qu.:7.498   3rd Qu.:3.800
##  Max.   :21.55   Max.   :3.000               Max.   :2903   Max.   :7.973   Max.   :6.000
##    horsepower
##  Min.   :100.0
##  1st Qu.:165.0
##  Median :210.0
##  Mean   :215.8
##  3rd Qu.:250.0
##  Max.   :493.0
``````

## Dependence of `consumption` on `lweight` and `engine.size`

### Scatterplot matrix

• Function `scatterplotMatrix` is from package `car`.
``````library("car")
scatterplotMatrix(~consumption + lweight + engine.size, reg.line = lm, smooth = FALSE, spread = TRUE, diagonal = "histogram",
data = CarsNow, pch = 16)
``````