[R] Results from mixed linear models

Julien Leblud julien.leblud at umons.ac.be
Thu Jul 12 09:37:00 CEST 2012

Dear list,

I'm quite confused when interpreting results from a mixed linear model.

For example, working on Iris data frame, I want to know the effect of 
species on slope of the model  "Petal.Length~Sepal.Length"

I write this :

reg01 <- lm(Petal.Length~Sepal.Length + Sepal.Length:Species, data=iris)

It gives me a summary table with lm for the first factor, i.e setosa, 
and the effects of each levels of Species on interactions, which mean on 
the slope.

Now, i would like a model with intercept =0. I should write this:

reg02 <- lm(Petal.Length~Sepal.Length + Sepal.Length:Species - 1 , 

...But results is meaningless for me...

Any idea to fit a model like this?
Thanks a lot !


Julien Leblud

Numerical Ecology of Aquatic Systems
Mons University, Belgium



Ecologie Numérique des Milieux Aquatiques
Université de Mons

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