Christy Denckla wrote:> Can anyone help me with the necessary code to relevel a numeric*factor
> interaction term in a linear model? I would like to report the estimate,
> std. error and t-value for the reference factor.
>
> First, I estimated a linear model with dummy variables and was able to
> retrieve model estimates for the reference factor using relevel.
>
> for example:
>
>> summary(update(mod.mod, . ~ . - dummy +
> + relevel(dummy, ref="m")))
>

Please provide *reproducible* examples, generating fake data if you have to.
> However, when I attempt to follow the same procedure to estimate the
> reference factor interacted with a numeric predictor, I receive an error
> message.
>
>> summary(update(hdanxinteract.mod, . ~ . - numeric:dummy +
> + relevel(numeric:dummy, ref="m")))
>
> Error in relevel.default(numeric:dummy, ref = "m") :
> 'relevel' only for factors
> In addition: Warning messages:
> 1: In numeric:dummy :
> numerical expression has 152 elements: only the first used
> 2: In numeric:dummy :
> numerical expression has 152 elements: only the first used
>
> If relevel is only for factors, how can I perform an analogous procedure
for
> factor by numeric interactions?

Why not simply relevel the factor using what you want as the reference
level, and re-fit the model?