Re: [Rd] model.matrix.default chokes on backquote (PR#7202)

From: Peter Dalgaard <p.dalgaard_at_biostat.ku.dk>
Date: Mon 30 Aug 2004 - 09:47:47 EST

"Gabor Grothendieck" <ggrothendieck@myway.com> writes:

> > > as.character(attr(terms(`a(b)`~`c(d)`),"variables"))
> > [1] "list" "`a(b)`" "`c(d)`"
> >

>
> whereas for instance
> >

> > > sapply(attr(terms(`a(b)`~`c(d)`),"variables")[-1],as.character)

> > [1] "a(b)" "c(d)"
>

> 1. That is quite subtle but a fix based on that would appear to
> solve it.

Hmm, not quite. I tried, and terms like offset(foo) gets me in trouble. Probably, I was fixing the wrong end of the original problem: In the comparisons, we can't have one side with backquotes and the other without them. That doesn't have to mean that they should be removed from both sides, and indeed it would get us in trouble if someone was perverse enough to do things like

 y ~ `offset(foo)` + offset(foo)

I.e. perhaps the real issue is that names(data) gets generated without backquotes.

Anyways, this is a real can of worms and I'm not sure we're not too a>>close to 2.0.0 to start tampering with it...

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