Re: [R] ERROR: gamm function (mgcv package). attempt to set an attribute on NULL

From: Ben Bolker <bbolker_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2011 02:10:03 +0000

wang cheng <cheng_wang29 <at> yahoo.com.cn> writes:

>
> Hello:I run a gamm with following call
> :mode<-gamm(A~B,random=list(ID=~1),family=gaussian,na.action=na.omit,data=rs)
  an error
> happened:ERROR names(object$sp) <- names(G$sp) : attempt to set an
  attribute on NULL

with mgcv version 1.7-3  

What so? How can I correct the Error? Thanks very much for any help.
>

  Thank you for telling us that you are using a function within a contributed package, but ...
  Please read the posting guide. We are unlikely to be able to help without a reproducible example, unless you happen to have encountered a very common error.

 Update: I was able to guess what your problem was and create my own reproducible example. You have specified a generalized additive mixed model (GAMM) without any smooth terms, which means that you really don't need gamm (or the mgcv package in general) to do the problem.

rs <- data.frame(A=1:20,B=1:20,ID=rep(1:2,each=10))
> gamm(A~B,random=list(ID=~1),family=gaussian,na.action=na.omit,data=rs)
Error in names(object$sp) <- names(G$sp) :   attempt to set an attribute on NULL

  You could run the model you have requested via

library(nlme)
lme(A~B,random=~1|ID,na.action=na.omit,data=rs)

  good luck
   (it would still be a good idea to read the posting guide, for future reference!)

    Ben Bolker



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