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Proc GLIMMIX chi-sq /df

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Proc GLIMMIX chi-sq /df



I have a question about why my model works in one instance, but when running the same data in a different unit function, the model no longer works.


Here is the example.  I have a study where I calculated cost per pound.  My model worked very well and did not have any over-dispersion as evidenced by a Gener. Chi-Square / DF of less than 1.0.  I needed to re-run the same numbers and wanted the units of evaluation to be cost per ton.  I took my cost per pound and multiplied by 2000 to get cost per ton.  When I ran these numbers using the same model my Gener. Chi-Square / DF was above 1000.  Why did this happen? And how do I correct?

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Re: Proc GLIMMIX chi-sq /df

Sounds like a data dependency but you haven't shared any data.


As a minimum share your Proc glimmix code. I am guessing one likely issue is one of the other variables in you model was based on "pounds" that needs a conversion for tons OR your original calculation that "calculated cost per pound" should be revisited and the "per ton" calculated there.


I realize that data may be confidential. If you can duplicate the issue with non-sensitive data then you could provide that. Example data is best provided as data step code if you want anything tested. Instructions here: will show how to turn an existing SAS data set into data step code that can be pasted into a forum code box using the {i} icon or attached as text to show exactly what you have and that we can test code against.

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Re: Proc GLIMMIX chi-sq /df

proc glimmix data=columbus;
class trt year day rep ;
model cost_toncp = trt day year trt*day trt*year trt*day*year/ddfm=kenwardroger;
random rep*day*year/subject=rep ;
lsmeans trt day year/lines;

This works well on cost per pound but not for cost per ton.

None of the other variables needed to be converted.
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