## Is it possible to show a regression line for specific data points?

I have 10 data points representative of years (2003-2012).  I would like to show the regression line for the first 8 points (2003-2010) and have the last two points stand alone.  Is it possible to accomplish this with GPlot?

8 REPLIES 8  Jay54
Meteorite | Level 14

## Re: Is it possible to show a regression line for specific data points?

Easily done with SGPLOT.  Move the last two points to new columns  (x2, y2) and make them missing in the original columns (x, y).  Now plot a regressioin plot using original columns (x, y).  Overlay a scatter plot with new columns (x2, y2).

## Re: Is it possible to show a regression line for specific data points?

Great!  I am going to try that. Thank you!

## Re: Is it possible to show a regression line for specific data points?

Well this was working great until I added the regression line.  The regression line is stretching across all 10 points instead of stopping at 8.

## Re: Is it possible to show a regression line for specific data points?

Are you using gplot, or sgplot?

## Re: Is it possible to show a regression line for specific data points?

gplot ## Re: Is it possible to show a regression line for specific data points?

The built-in gplot interpol=rl regression line is going to always go all the way to the axis (I think).

If you just want the regression line to go to a certain point (and not all the way to the axis), then I think you'll need to calculate the points along the regression line (such as using Proc Reg), and then plot those points using interpol=join.  Jay54
Meteorite | Level 14

## Re: Is it possible to show a regression line for specific data points?

Or, just use SGPLOT. data fit;
do x2=1 to 8;
y2=10+2*rannor(2); output;
end;
x2=.; y2=.;
do x=9 to 10;
y=10+2*rannor(2); output;
end;
run;

proc sgplot data=fit;
reg x=x2 y=y2 / name='r';
scatter x=x y=y;
keylegend 'r';
run;

## Re: Is it possible to show a regression line for specific data points?

Similar to what Sanjay was saying about sgplot, you could also do this with gplot.

See the 'Forecast Line' example, near the middle of this Line Plot chapter for an example: