Use this to predict the value for a future observation based on the current fitted linear regression model.

## Available data

Lists variates and factors that can be used to supply the explanatory variates and/or grouping factors to be used in the prediction. Double-click a name to copy it into the appropriate list. You can transfer multiple selections from **Available data** by holding the **Ctrl** key on your keyboard while selecting items, then click to move them all across in one action.

## List of explanatory variates

Enter the names of the variates that you want to use in the prediction. You can add a new variate name to the list by either double-clicking the name in the **Available data** list or by clicking on the **New variate** button. You can change the values to predict the response variable from by either double-clicking on an explanatory variable name or by selecting the names and clicking on the **Change values** button.

Change values |
Opens a window that lets you change the values of the currently selected explanatory variables. |

New variate |
Opens a window that lets you specify the name of an explanatory variate and the value to predict the response variable from. |

Remove |
Deletes the selected explanatory variates from the list. |

## Grouping factors

Enter the names of the factors that you want to use in the prediction. You can add a new factor name to the list by either double-clicking the name in the **Available data** list or by clicking on the **New factor** button. You can change the levels to predict the response variable from by either double-clicking on a name or by selecting the names and clicking the **Change levels** button.

Change levels |
Opens a window that lets you change the levels of the currently selected grouping factors. |

New factor |
Opens a window that lets you specify the name of a Grouping factor and the grouping levels at which the predictions for the response variable are to be calculated. |

Remove |
Deletes the selected grouping factors from the list. |

## Standardization method

Allows you standardize the table of predictions. The **Marginal** option standardizes the table of predictions by weighting by the number of observations within each level of the factor(s). **Equal** standardizes by having equal weight for each of the levels of the factor(s). The **Specify** option lets you explicitly specify the weightings to be used in the predictions by entering the weights in the space provided.

## Weights

Enter the weights when the **Specify** option is selected for the standardization method.

## Combinations

Lets you specify how the factors in the current model can be included in the prediction. Select the type of combination that you want to use in the prediction.

## Comparisons

Lets you make comparisons between predicted means.

## Include variance of future observation

Specifies whether you want the variance of predictions to be calculated on the basis of forecasting new observations. The default is for the variance of predictions to be calculated on the basis of summarizing the data to which the data has been fitted.

## Display

Specifies which items of output are to be produced.

Predictions |
Predictions |

Description |
Describes the standardization policies used when forming predictions |

Standard errors |
Standard errors of predictions |

Standard error of differences |
Standard error of differences between predictions |

LSDs |
Least significant differences between predictions (for ordinary linear regression models or GLMs with Normal distribution only). The LSD significance level (%) can be specified in the space provided. |

Confidence limits for predictions |
Confidence limits for each prediction. The confidence level (%) can be specified in the space provided. |

## Save

Predictions |
Table or scalar | Predicted values for each response value |

Standard errors |
Table or scalar | Standard errors for each predicted value |

Confidence limits |
Table or scalar | Confidence limits for each predicted value. The confidence level is that set in the Display section. |

## Display in spreadsheet

Display the saved results in a new spreadsheet window.

## Plot table of predictions

If this is selected, the predictions will be plotted. The **Options** button opens the Plot table of predictions dialog which controls how the predictions are plotted. You need to complete either the **Grouping factors** or **Explanatory variates** before using the **Options** button.

## Plot least significant intervals

If this is selected, the least significant intervals for the means will be plotted. Least significant intervals (LSIs) are used for comparing a set of predicted means graphically, especially when their SEDs differ. LSIs are intervals (or error bars) that are designed to overlap where there is no significant difference between estimates, and to be disjoint (i.e. not to overlap) where there are significant differences. The **Options** button opens the Least Significant Intervals Plot Options dialog which controls how the least significant intervals are plotted. There must be more than one estimated mean for a graph to be produced.

## Multiple comparisons of predictions

If this is selected, the predictions will compared using a multiple comparisons procedure. The **Options** button opens the Multiple Comparisons for Predictions option dialog which controls how the multiple comparisons are performed and the output from the analysis. You need to complete the **Grouping factors** before the check box or the **Options** button are enabled. Also, if more than one value for any of the **Explanatory variates** items is given, the controls will also be disabled, as multiple comparisons only make sense when used with unstructured factors.

## See also

- Regression Prediction Comparisons menu
- Plot table of predictions
- Multiple Comparisons for Predictions options
- Regression Save Options options
- Save Individual Regression Terms dialog
- Least Significant Intervals Plot Options dialog
- PREDICT directive
- MCOMPARISON procedure for all pairwise multiple comparison tests