# Regression with Indicator

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Sam
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This is a solved regression problem from Hunter text book. Here x01 and x02 are different paint suppliers. The intercept constant with standard error given in the book are b01 = 64.9+/-10.2 , b02 = 64.5+/-11.4 and b =11.9+/-4..
run x01 x02 x y
1 1 0 2.00 89
2 0 1 2.50 97
3 1 0 2.50 91
4 0 1 2.75 98
5 0 1 3.00 100
6 1 0 3.00 104
7 0 1 3.00 97

Now the question is when I do regression of this data in Minitab, It will not calculate the intercept constant of x02 also the intercept of x01 is very different. It gives me the error message “””* x02 is highly correlated with other X variables* x02 has been removed from the equation.””
The Minitab equation is
y = 64.9 – 0.39 x02 + 11.9 x, Can anyone tell me why the difference between Minitab output and text book results, what am i doing wrong here?

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#194073

Sam
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Dont know how to edit the post… Correction. Minitab equation is y = 64.5 + 0.39 x01 + 11.9 x

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Robert Butler
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I don’t happen to have BHsquared nearby so I can’t look up the exact problem but what they are doing is generating separate equations for each supplier. Thus the models are y = fn(x01,x) and y = fn(x02,x). What you are trying to do is build a single model y = fn(x01, x02, x) and what Minitab (or any other package for that matter) is telling you is that you can’t because X01 and X02 are confounded.

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Sam
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Thank you Robert. Now I checked the same problem after reading your explanation and it is clear now.

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