Re: [R] the rationale for using update()

From: Thomas Lumley <>
Date: Thu 19 May 2005 - 02:53:17 EST

On Wed, 18 May 2005, Dimitri Joe wrote:

> Hi there,
> I wonder what is the rationale for using update(): just saving on
> typing, more efficiency, or something else?

It saves on typing (and in particular on typing errors). Methods for "update" could be more efficient than fitting the model from scratch, but typically are not.

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