user2141118 - 4 months ago 21

R Question

I've used

`lm()`

`allModels <- lm(t(responseVariablesMatrix ~ modelMatrix)`

This returns an object of class "mlm", which is like a huge object containing all the models. I want to get the Residual Sum of Squares for each model, which I can do using:

`summaries <- summary(allModels)`

rss1s <- sapply(summaries, function(a) return(a$sigma))

My problem is that I think the "summary" function calculates a whole bunch of other stuff, too, and is hence quite slow. I'm wondering if there is a faster way of extracting just the Residual sum of squares for the model?

Thanks!

Answer

there is a component residuals in output of `lm`

object, so you get residual sum of squares by `sum(output$residuals^2)`

.

edit: You are actually taking sigma out of summaries, which is
`sqrt(sum(output$residuals^2)/output$df.residuals)`

For all models use

`sapply(allModels, function(a) sqrt(sum(a$residuals^2)/a$df.residuals)))`