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August 3rd, 2018, 01:20 PM  #1 
Senior Member Joined: Oct 2013 From: New York, USA Posts: 635 Thanks: 85  R Squared Not Ranging From 0 to 1 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coeffi...Interpretation says: "Values of R^2 outside the range 0 to 1 can occur when the model fits the data worse than a horizontal hyperplane. This would occur when the wrong model was chosen, or nonsensical constraints were applied by mistake. If equation 1 of Kvalseth[8] is used (this is the equation used most often), R^2 can be less than zero. If equation 2 of Kvalseth is used, R^2 can be greater than one." How can R^2 be less than 0 if the data are real numbers? 
August 3rd, 2018, 02:03 PM  #2  
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August 3rd, 2018, 02:58 PM  #3  
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Intuitively, this happens if the regression model "often" takes values which do not lie between the mean and the observed values. This can be seen directly by applying the triangle inequality to the formulas specified in your article.  

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