Re: [R] limitation in the number of covariates in nlme

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Mon 08 Jan 2007 - 16:37:08 GMT

Please check you have the latest version of nlme (3.1-79), as some restrictions of this sort were lifted a few weeks ago.

If you have, please note the advice about a minimal reproducible example in the footer of every help message as we will need one to be able to help you.

On Mon, 8 Jan 2007, mohammad frarouei wrote:

> Dear All
> I am fitting a nlme model in which I have 7 covariates. Adding one more
> variable to the model, R gives me an error message:
> “Error in parse(file, n, text, prompt) : syntax error in "list(…..“
> This does not depend on which variables are in the model and seems to
> depend strictly on the number of covariates.
> Any suggestion would be appreciated.
> M.Fararooei
> PhD candidate
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