Re: [R] Troubles plotting lrm output in Design Library

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 22:59:20 +0100 (BST)

On Fri, 30 May 2008, Patrizio Frederic wrote:

>> Thanks for the solution. But I wish someone would tell us why the solution
>> makes sense. If you have changed your R environment in any way from the
>> defaults please let us know.
>> Frank
>> --
>> Frank E Harrell Jr Professor and Chair School of Medicine
>> Department of Biostatistics Vanderbilt University
> dear Harrell and R users,
> It took me several hours to figure out. I apologize it was my mistake.
> Few month ago a modified copy of .Options was created in Rprofile (I
> don't remember why). The copy masked the alias .Options created by
> options().
> Now everything is fixed. Now I know how .Options and options are
> related one each other. Sorry for wasting your time.
> Thank you for your help.

This is an infelicity in Design and Hmisc (and a few other packages), in that they do look at the first visible .Options. R itself only looks at the copy in the symbol table (which also appears in the base namespace).

Brian D. Ripley,        
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road,                     +44 1865 272866 (PA)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

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