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Mar 7, 2015

Residuals save as zero, should be .00005 (is JMP rounding?)

Is there some setting that would round the residuals down to zero? I'm having trouble because I do a full factor analysis, save the residuals, and they're all zero. They should be in the neighborhood of .00005 to .00010




Jun 25, 2014

Re: Residuals save as zero, should be .00005 (is JMP rounding?)

Hi lizstatistics,

Without knowing more about your data it's hard to guess what is happening here, but I can tell you that JMP will not round the saved residuals from your model. Can you describe your data a bit more, and why you expect residuals around 0.00005?

Here are some guesses: It is possible that the saved column is not displaying that many decimal places (though it should) -- if for some reason that's the case, you can change the number of decimal places displayed by right-clicking the column > Column Info, and then select "Fixed Dec" under formatting, and enter a value more than 6 for decimal places. By default you should have well more than that displayed, so I don't think that's the issue

Another guess: When you fit this model, is your R^2 = 1 (in the Summary of Fit table)? It could be that you have have a model in as many parameters as you have data points, resulting in a model that fits the data perfectly, resulting in residuals that are all 0. If that's the case you will need to remove some some of the higher-order interactions since you don't have the data to estimate those independent of error.

I hope this helps!