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shahd
Quartz | Level 8

 

If I want to make sure about the linearity assumption

Does the relationship between categorical variable and y in any model should be nonlinear as it always has the same trend. how can the other plots help me to determine the relationship and if I need any specific type of transformation 

 

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PaigeMiller
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Honestly, @shahd, I think you are headed down the wrong path here. I think you are asking meaningless questions. There is no such thing as linearity in the case where you have a categorical X variable.

 

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PaigeMiller
Diamond | Level 26

If you ask me, the idea of fitting a straight line (or any line) to your data is completely off target and wrong. You have categorical X, you want to fit an appropriate model for categorical X, which could be PROC GLM where X is in the CLASS statement.

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shahd
Quartz | Level 8

for my understanding, the GLM for categorical y variable. Here x is the categorical I am looking to check the linearity between x and y here. Could you please advise with this

PaigeMiller
Diamond | Level 26

From your plots, the categorical variable is the X variable.

 

There is no such thing as linearity with a categorical X variable.

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shahd
Quartz | Level 8
I need to decide if this relationship between x and y is linear or non-linear so if its non-linear I need to transform the x
PaigeMiller
Diamond | Level 26

Honestly, @shahd, I think you are headed down the wrong path here. I think you are asking meaningless questions. There is no such thing as linearity in the case where you have a categorical X variable.

 

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Paige Miller

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