Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 16:10:47 -0700
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From: "David L. Cassell" <cassell.david@EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV>
Subject: Re: a question of genmod
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Jonas Bilenas <Jonas.Bilenas@CHASE.COM> replied:
> No stepwise or other selection options in PROC GENMOD. At least not
Thank goodness! I would be perfectly happy if *NO* SAS proc had
selection options. Of course, I have kvetched about this issue before.
> It is strange how some regression procs have selection options
> other don't.
Not at all. Straight 'regression' procs have stepwise and other
options, because the rules for making the drop/keep selections are based
the underlying regression assumptions. The further from the standard
'linear model with continuous variables and normal i.i.d. errors'
you go, the further you get from the underpinnings that make the
processes reasonable to attempt.
> I like to use genmod since it has GLM-like model statement that allows
> to indicate interaction terms without having to define interaction
> variables in a data set.
Exactly! This is one of my favorite features of GENMOD as well.
David Cassell, CSC
Senior computing specialist