R-alpha: keep.order in formulae

Kurt Hornik Kurt.Hornik@ci.tuwien.ac.at
Wed, 8 Oct 1997 11:48:04 +0200

>>>>> Ross Ihaka writes:

> [ I'm teaching log-linear models at present, and looking at Agresti's
>   book. ]

> Often when producing analyis of variance or analysis of deviance
> tables it is important to get effects fitted in a specific order.
> At present in S / R this is done as follows:

> 	anova( glm( terms(formula, keep.order=T), ...) )

> Can anyone think of a reason why keep.order should not become an
> argument to "lm" and "glm", rather than forcing the use of "terms".
> I.e., the above could be written:

> 	anova( glm(formula, ..., keep.order=T) )

> Having to resort to the use of "terms" seems like a complication my
> punters could do without.

Right.  (Hadn't know about keep.order before ...)

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