[R] statistical significance, nonlinear regression

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Thu Dec 25 04:34:47 CET 2008

On Dec 24, 2008, at 6:20 PM, adam99 wrote:

> I am using nonlinear regression to fit a couple of variables to a  
> set of
> measurements. I would like to do some significance tests for the  
> estimated
> parameters. I am able to check the confidence intervals using the  
> Jacobian
> coming out of nonlinear regression.
> I do see in a paper which shows t-value (it says estimated by White
> method??), f-value, f-test, and j-test, are these available in  
> matlab, or I
> could code them myself but I need details about these tests. I would  
> be glad
> if you could provide a reference...

Gosset WS, "On the Probable Error of the Mean". (1908), Biometrika, 6:1.
Fisher RA, The Distribution of the Partial Correlation Coefficient",  
(1924), Metron, 3: 329.

David Winsemius

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