Produces a ridge trace plot and a plot of RSS VS K for data in Y and predictors formed into the M1 matrix. M1 and Y should be in "correlation form". These plots are useful data analytic tools for ridge regression.

Download the Macro

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Required Inputs

  • A column of responses
  • Column of K values for ridge trace
  • Number of predictor columns (excluding constant term)
  • Matrix of predictor variables centered and scaled

Running the Macro

To run the macro, choose Edit > Command Line Editor and type:


Click Submit Commands.

More Information

This macro utilizes the following columns, constants, and matrices for "scratch" storage. Be sure these locations are empty, or edit the code to specify different storage locations.

  • C45 C46 C47
  • K2 K3 K5 K6
  • M2 M3 M4 M5


D.W. Marquardt & R.D. Snee, "Ridge Regression in Practice" The American Statistician, VOL. 29, NO. 1.

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