Re: [R] update?

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Tue 03 Jan 2006 - 07:18:59 EST

R was changed 1.2.0 to look for variables in the environment of formula (see ?model.frame and ?formula). So either use data() or put v there as in

nonadd <- function(formula)
{

      f <- lm(formula)
      v <- f$fitted.values^2
      assign("v", v, envir=environment(formula))
      g <- update(f, . ~ . + v)
      anova(f,g)

}

or (I think preferable)

nonadd <- function(formula)
{

      f <- lm(formula)
      m <- model.frame(f)
      m$v <- f$fitted.values^2
      g <- update(f, . ~ . + v, data = m)
      anova(f,g)

}

On Mon, 2 Jan 2006, roger koenker wrote:

> I'm having problems with environments and update() that
> I expect have a simple explanation. To illustrate, suppose
> I wanted to make a very primitive Tukey one-degree-of-
> freedom for nonadditivity test and naively wrote:
>
> nonadd <- function(formula){
> f <- lm(formula)
> v <- f$fitted.values^2
> g <- update(f, . ~ . + v)
> anova(f,g)
> }
>
> x <- rnorm(20)
> y <- rnorm(20)
> nonadd(y ~ x)
>
> Evidently, update is looking in the environment producingf f and
> doesn't find v, so I get:
>
> Error in eval(expr, envir, enclos) : Object "v" not found
>
> This may (or may not) be related to the discussion at:
> http://bugs.r-project.org/cgi-bin/R/Models?id=1861;user=guest
>
> but in any case I hope that someone can suggest how such
> difficulties can be circumvented.
>
>
> url: www.econ.uiuc.edu/~roger Roger Koenker
> email rkoenker@uiuc.edu Department of Economics
> vox: 217-333-4558 University of Illinois
> fax: 217-244-6678 Champaign, IL 61820
>
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