blr_coll_diag {blorr}R Documentation

Collinearity diagnostics


Variance inflation factor, tolerance, eigenvalues and condition indices.







An object of class glm.


Collinearity implies two variables are near perfect linear combinations of one another. Multicollinearity involves more than two variables. In the presence of multicollinearity, regression estimates are unstable and have high standard errors.


Percent of variance in the predictor that cannot be accounted for by other predictors.

Variance Inflation Factor

Variance inflation factors measure the inflation in the variances of the parameter estimates due to collinearities that exist among the predictors. It is a measure of how much the variance of the estimated regression coefficient β_k is inflated by the existence of correlation among the predictor variables in the model. A VIF of 1 means that there is no correlation among the kth predictor and the remaining predictor variables, and hence the variance of β_k is not inflated at all. The general rule of thumb is that VIFs exceeding 4 warrant further investigation, while VIFs exceeding 10 are signs of serious multicollinearity requiring correction.

Condition Index

Most multivariate statistical approaches involve decomposing a correlation matrix into linear combinations of variables. The linear combinations are chosen so that the first combination has the largest possible variance (subject to some restrictions), the second combination has the next largest variance, subject to being uncorrelated with the first, the third has the largest possible variance, subject to being uncorrelated with the first and second, and so forth. The variance of each of these linear combinations is called an eigenvalue. Collinearity is spotted by finding 2 or more variables that have large proportions of variance (.50 or more) that correspond to large condition indices. A rule of thumb is to label as large those condition indices in the range of 30 or larger.


blr_coll_diag returns an object of class "blr_coll_diag". An object of class "blr_coll_diag" is a list containing the following components:


tolerance and variance inflation factors


eigen values and condition index


Belsley, D. A., Kuh, E., and Welsch, R. E. (1980). Regression Diagnostics: Identifying Influential Data and Sources of Collinearity. New York: John Wiley & Sons.


# model
model <- glm(honcomp ~ female + read + science, data = hsb2,
family = binomial(link = 'logit'))

# vif and tolerance

# eigenvalues and condition indices

# collinearity diagnostics

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