[Openspace] Error: the inverse matrix is ill-condition!
Roger.Bivand at nhh.no
Sat Apr 29 12:48:21 CDT 2006
On 29 Apr 2006, V.A. Ceccato wrote:
> Hello list
> Every time I put all my covariates in my OLS model (around than 25, many
> dummies), I get the following message from GeoDa: Error: the inverse matrix
> is ill-condition! Why? The message disappears when I input fewer variables,
> excluding the dummies.
I think you are including both the constant term and both dummies for a
binary variable, or something like that, or some other set of variables
that are perfectly correlated. Have you run the same regression outside
GeoDa? Try that, and see what happens, and how to leave out at least one
dummy category for each set of dummies if you have a constant term.
> Ps. I get this message even when I don't use weight matrix.
> Many thanks
> Vania Ceccato
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