Re: [R] lme4: Error in getResponseFormula(form) : "Form" must be a two sided formula

From: Douglas Bates <dmbates_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue 07 Feb 2006 - 10:39:10 EST

Please check which packages you have attached when you call lmList. That error message looks as if it is coming from the version of lmList that is in the nlme package, not the one in lme4.

On 2/6/06, Chris Evans <stats@psyctc.org> wrote:
> I'm sure I'm being stupid so flame away...
>
> R2.2.1 on Windoze (boohoo) latest updates of packages.
>
> I'm exploring a dataset (land) with three variables looking at an
> narrowly unbalanced two group (GROUP) ANCOVA of a randomised
> controlled trial analysing endpoint score (SFQ.LOCF.ENDPOINT) entering
> the baseline score (SFQ.BASELINE) as covariate and the following work
> fine:
>
> > res.same <- lm(SFQ.LOCF.ENDPOINT ~ SFQ.BASELINE + GROUP,land)
> > res.diff <- lm(SFQ.LOCF.ENDPOINT ~ SFQ.BASELINE + GROUP + SFQ.BASELINE*GROUP,land)
> > anova(res.same,res.diff)
>
> I try:
>
> > lmList(SFQ.LOCF.ENDPOINT ~ SFQ.BASELINE | GROUP, land)
> Call:
> Error in getResponseFormula(form) : "Form" must be a two sided formula
>
> I'm puzzled. That looks like a two sided formula very like the one in
> the help for lme4 (which had been loaded) and the data look OK:
>
> > table(land$SFQ.LOCF.ENDPOINT)
> 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 23
> 1 1 2 4 8 5 16 9 7 14 18 7 16 9 6 8 4 6 2 3
> > table(land$SFQ.BASELINE)
> 3 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
> 1 1 3 3 4 11 7 7 10 12 9 16 14 9 8 7 8 6 1 1
> > table(land$GROUP)
> 1 2
> 87 89
>
> Advice accepted gratefully and flames ruefully!
>
> Chris
>
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> Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy, Rampton Hospital;
> Research Programmes Director, Nottinghamshire NHS Trust,
> Hon. Professor of Psychotherapy, Nottingham University,
> Hon. SL Institute of Psychiatry
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