[R] creating a formula on-the-fly inside a function

From: Dr Carbon <drcarbon_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri 04 Mar 2005 - 02:28:10 EST


I have a function that, among other things, runs a linear model and returns r2. But, the number of predictor variables passed to the function changes from 1 to 3. How can I change the formula inside the function depending on the number of variables passed in?

An example:

get.model.fit <- function(response.dat, pred1.dat, pred2.dat = NULL, pred3.dat = NULL)
{

    res <- lm(response.dat ~ pred1.dat + pred2.dat + pred3.dat)     summary(res)$r.squared
    # other stuff happens here...
}

y <- rnorm(10)

x1 <- y + runif(10)
x2 <- y + runif(10)
x3 <- y + runif(10)
get.model.fit(y, x1, x2, x3)

get.model.fit(y, x1, x2)
get.model.fit(y, x1)

Many thanks....
DrC

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year     2004           
month    11             
day      15             

language R

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