The routine may be called by the names g04eaf or nagf_anova_dummyvars.
In the analysis of an experimental design using a general linear model the factors or classification variables that specify the design have to be coded as dummy variables. g04eaf computes dummy variables that can then be used in the fitting of the general linear model using g02daf.
If the factor of length has levels then the simplest representation is to define dummy variables, such that if the factor is at level and otherwise for . However, there is usually a mean included in the model and the sum of the dummy variables will be aliased with the mean. To avoid the extra redundant argument dummy variables can be defined as the contrasts between one level of the factor, the reference level, and the remaining levels. If the reference level is the first level then the dummy variables can be defined as if the factor is at level and otherwise, for . Alternatively, the last level can be used as the reference level.
A second way of defining the dummy variables is to use a Helmert matrix in which levels are compared with the average effect of the previous levels. For example if then the contrasts would be:
Thus variable , for is given by
if factor is at level less than
if factor is at level
if factor is at level greater than
where is the number of replicates of level .
If the factor can be considered as a set of values from an underlying continuous variable then the factor can be represented by a set of orthogonal polynomials representing the linear, quadratic etc. effects of the underlying variable. The orthogonal polynomial is computed using Forsythe's algorithm (Forsythe (1957), see also Cooper (1968)). The values of the underlying continuous variable represented by the factor levels have to be supplied to the routine.
The orthogonal polynomials are standardized so that the sum of squares for each dummy variable is one. For the other methods integer () representations are retained except that in the Helmert representation the code of level in dummy variable will be a fraction.
Cooper B E (1968) Algorithm AS 10. The use of orthogonal polynomials Appl. Statist.17 283–287
Forsythe G E (1957) Generation and use of orthogonal polynomials for data fitting with a digital computer J. Soc. Indust. Appl. Math.5 74–88
1: – Character(1)Input
On entry: the type of dummy variable to be computed.
If , an orthogonal Polynomial representation is computed.
If , a Helmert matrix representation is computed.
If , the contrasts relative to the First level are computed.
If , the contrasts relative to the Last level are computed.
If , a Complete set of dummy variables is computed.
, , , or .
2: – IntegerInput
On entry: , the number of observations for which the dummy variables are to be computed.
3: – IntegerInput
On entry: , the number of levels of the factor.
4: – Integer arrayInput
On entry: the values of the factor.
, for .
5: – Real (Kind=nag_wp) arrayOutput
Note: the second dimension of the array x
must be at least
if , , or and at least if .
On exit: the matrix of dummy variables, where if , , or and if .
6: – IntegerInput
On entry: the first dimension of the array x as declared in the (sub)program from which g04eaf is called.
7: – Real (Kind=nag_wp) arrayInput
Note: the dimension of the array v
must be at least
if , and at least otherwise.
On entry: if , the distinct values of the underlying variable for which the orthogonal polynomial is to be computed.
if , the values of v must be distinct.
8: – Real (Kind=nag_wp) arrayOutput
On exit: the number of replications for each level of the factor,
, for .
9: – 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).
The polynomial has all elements zero. This will be due to some values of v being very close together.
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.
The computations are stable.
8Parallelism and Performance
Background information to multithreading can be found in the Multithreading documentation.
g04eaf is threaded by NAG for parallel execution in multithreaded implementations of the NAG Library.
g04eaf 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.
Other routines for fitting polynomials can be found in Chapter E02.
Data are read in from an experiment with four treatments and three observations per treatment with the treatment coded as a factor. g04eaf is used to compute the required dummy variables and the model is then fitted by g02daf.