Regression for Ill-Conditioned Data: The ORTHOREG Procedure

The ORTHOREG procedure performs linear least squares regression by using the Gentleman-Givens computational method, and it can produce more accurate parameter estimates for ill-conditioned data. PROC GLM and PROC REG produce very accurate estimates for most problems. However, if you have very ill-conditioned data, consider using the ORTHOREG procedure. The collinearity diagnostics in PROC REG can help you to determine whether PROC ORTHOREG would be useful.