[R] Specify model with polynomial interaction terms up to degree n

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Mon Jul 2 16:51:28 CEST 2012

On Jul 2, 2012, at 9:29 AM, YTP wrote:

> I would like to specify a model with all polynomial interaction  
> terms between
> two variables, say, up to degree 6. For example, terms like a^6 +  
> (a^5 *
> b^1)  +  (a^4 * b^2) + ... and so on.  The documentation states
> The ^ operator indicates crossing to the specified degree.
> so I would expect a model specified as y ~ (a+b)^6 to produce these  
> terms.
> However doing this only returns four slope coefficients, for  
> Intercept, a,
> b, and a:b.  Does anyone know how to produce the desired result?  
> Thanks in
> advance.

You might try:


(untested   ... and it looks somewhat dangerous to me.)

David Winsemius, MD
West Hartford, CT

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