The routine may be called by the names g02dkf or nagf_correg_linregm_constrain.
g02dkf computes the estimates given a set of linear constraints for a general linear regression model which is not of full rank. It is intended for use after a call to g02daforg02ddf.
In the case of a model not of full rank the routines use a singular value decomposition (SVD) to find the parameter estimates, , and their variance-covariance matrix. Details of the SVD are made available in the form of the matrix :
Alternative solutions can be formed by imposing constraints on the parameters. If there are parameters and the rank of the model is , then constraints will have to be imposed to obtain a unique solution.
Let be a matrix of constraints, such that
then the new parameter estimates are given by
where is the identity matrix, and the variance-covariance matrix is given by
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1: – IntegerInput
On entry: , the number of terms in the linear model.
2: – IntegerInput
On entry: the number of constraints to be imposed on the parameters, .
On entry: the iconst constraints stored by column, i.e., the th constraint is stored in the th column of c.
5: – IntegerInput
On entry: the first dimension of the array c as declared in the (sub)program from which g02dkf is called.
6: – Real (Kind=nag_wp) arrayInput/Output
On entry: the parameter estimates computed by using the singular value decomposition, .
On exit: the parameter estimates of the parameters with the constraints imposed, .
7: – Real (Kind=nag_wp)Input
On entry: the residual sum of squares as returned by g02daforg02ddf.
8: – IntegerInput
On entry: the degrees of freedom associated with the residual sum of squares as returned by g02daforg02ddf.
9: – Real (Kind=nag_wp) arrayOutput
On exit: the standard error of the parameter estimates in b.
10: – Real (Kind=nag_wp) arrayOutput
On exit: the upper triangular part of the variance-covariance matrix of the ip parameter estimates given in b. They are stored packed by column, i.e., the covariance between the parameter estimate given in and the parameter estimate given in , , is stored in .
11: – Real (Kind=nag_wp) arrayWorkspace
Note that a simple upper bound for the size of the workspace is .
12: – IntegerInput/Output
On entry: ifail must be set to , or to set behaviour on detection of an error; these values have no effect when no error is detected.
A value of causes the printing of an error message and program execution will be halted; otherwise program execution continues. A value of means that an error message is printed while a value of means that it is not.
If halting is not appropriate, the value or is recommended. If message printing is undesirable, then the value is recommended. Otherwise, the value is recommended. When the value or is used it is essential to test the value of ifail on exit.
On exit: unless the routine detects an error or a warning has been flagged (see Section 6).
6Error Indicators and Warnings
If on entry or , explanatory error messages are output on the current error message unit (as defined by x04aaf).
An unexpected error has been triggered by this routine. Please
See Section 7 in the Introduction to the NAG Library FL Interface for further information.
Your licence key may have expired or may not have been installed correctly.
See Section 8 in the Introduction to the NAG Library FL Interface for further information.
Dynamic memory allocation failed.
See Section 9 in the Introduction to the NAG Library FL Interface for further information.
It should be noted that due to rounding errors a parameter that should be zero when the constraints have been imposed may be returned as a value of order machine precision.
8Parallelism and Performance
Background information to multithreading can be found in the Multithreading documentation.
g02dkf is threaded by NAG for parallel execution in multithreaded implementations of the NAG Library.
g02dkf makes calls to BLAS and/or LAPACK routines, which may be threaded within the vendor library used by this implementation. Consult the documentation for the vendor library for further information.
Please consult the X06 Chapter Introduction for information on how to control and interrogate the OpenMP environment used within this routine. Please also consult the Users' Note for your implementation for any additional implementation-specific information.
g02dkf is intended for use in situations in which dummy () variables have been used such as in the analysis of designed experiments when you do not wish to change the parameters of the model to give a full rank model. The routine is not intended for situations in which the relationships between the independent variables are only approximate.
Data from an experiment with four treatments and three observations per treatment are read in. A model, including the mean term, is fitted by g02daf and the results printed. The constraint that the sum of treatment effect is zero is then read in and the parameter estimates with this constraint imposed are computed by g02dkf and printed.