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Review of Multivariable Model-building: A Pragmatic Approach to Regression Analysis Based on Fractional Polynomials for Modeling Continuous Variables, by Royston and Sauerbrei


  • William D. Dupont

    (Vanderbilt University School of Medicine)


This article reviews Multivariable Model-building: A Pragmatic Approach to Regression Analysis Based on Fractional Polynomials for Modeling Continuous Variables, by Patrick Royston and Willi Sauerbrei.

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  • William D. Dupont, 2010. "Review of Multivariable Model-building: A Pragmatic Approach to Regression Analysis Based on Fractional Polynomials for Modeling Continuous Variables, by Royston and Sauerbrei," Stata Journal, StataCorp LP, vol. 10(2), pages 297-302, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:tsj:stataj:v:10:y:2010:i:2:p:297-302

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    1. W. Sauerbrei & P. Royston, 1999. "Building multivariable prognostic and diagnostic models: transformation of the predictors by using fractional polynomials," Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A, Royal Statistical Society, vol. 162(1), pages 71-94.
    2. Patrick Royston & Douglas G. Altman, 1994. "Regression Using Fractional Polynomials of Continuous Covariates: Parsimonious Parametric Modelling," Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series C, Royal Statistical Society, vol. 43(3), pages 429-453, September.
    3. Patrick Royston & Gareth Ambler, 1999. "Multivariable fractional polynomials," Stata Technical Bulletin, StataCorp LP, vol. 8(43).
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