user2141118 user2141118 - 1 month ago 6
R Question

Obtain residual standard errors of an "mlm" object returned by `lm()`

I've used

lm()
to fit multiple regression models, for multiple (~1 million) response variables in R. Eg.

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)))

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