Re: [R] Using varPower in gnls, an answer of sorts.

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Thu 03 Mar 2005 - 09:28:41 EST

On Wed, 2 Mar 2005 wrote:

> Back on January 16, a message on R-help from Ravi Varadhan described a
> problem with gnls using weights=varPower(). The problem was that the
> fit failed with error


> I'm sending this to r-help rather to the authors of nlme because I am
> not sure where the bug is: is model.frame misbehaving, or should gnls
> not include '.' in its call to model.frame?

'.' is only defined in a formula for model.frame() when there is a 'data' argument (otherwise what do you think it might mean?). So this is not a problem in model.frame(), hence on your analysis in gnls() or the usage of it.

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

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