R-beta: glm bug

Jim Lindsey (jlindsey@luc.ac.be)
Thu, 18 Jun 1998 14:20:39 +0200 (MET DST)


From: Jim Lindsey <jlindsey@luc.ac.be>
Message-Id: <9806181220.AA19064@alpha.luc.ac.be>
Subject: R-beta: glm bug
To: r-help@stat.math.ethz.ch (r-help)
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 1998 14:20:39 +0200 (MET DST)

This is a bug that I already sent in for R61 but somehow it did not
make R62:
  line 556 of glm.R should be
x$deviance.resid <- quantile(x$deviance.resid,na.rm=T)
  otherwise, summary stops dead with certain data

I might also say that I strongly object to the stars and significance
levels in summary (sorry, Martin, we already discussed this). I
consider fixed level testing to be bad statistics; at worst, a P-value
should be given if nothing better (confidence or credibility
intervals) is available. I do not want my students seeing such stars
and fixed levels. Make it an option if you like but not the default
display with summary().
  Jim
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