[Rd] problem with glm (PR#452)

mcneney@cs.sfu.ca mcneney@cs.sfu.ca
Sat, 19 Feb 2000 02:51:58 +0100 (MET)

I'm having sporadic problems with glm on my alpha workstation running
Compaq Tru64 UNIX V5.0 (I can't replicate the problem on my Linux PC). I
have the same problem whether I use a version of R built with the native
C-compiler or a version compiled with gcc. In both cases I've built with

I want to do some simulations with a call to glm in each rep. A simplified
version would be something like:

N_100; NREPS_100; lam.e_5; logit.inv_function(x){ exp(x)/(1+exp(x)) }
for(i in (1:NREPS)) {
   ff_glm(Delta ~ T,family=binomial(logit))
It often completes all reps, but I occasionally get errors related to
lengths of various objects, etc.:

REP 1 
REP 9 
Error in model.matrix(t, data) : variable lengths differ

REP 1 
REP 53 
Error: subscript out of bounds

REP 1 
REP 41 
Error in model.matrix(t, data) : invalid variable type

Different error messages, different numbers of reps. When I call glm again
using the values of T and Delta just before the error, it runs error-free.
When I put the data in a data frame before calling glm I can also get
messages like:

REP 1 
REP 64 
Error in model.frame(formula, rownames, variables, varnames, extras, extranames,  : 
        invalid variable type

--please do not edit the information below--

 platform = alpha-dec-osf5.0
 arch = alpha
 os = osf5.0
 system = alpha, osf5.0
 status = Patched
 major = 0
 minor = 99.0
 year = 2000
 month = February
 day = 9
 language = R

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 .GlobalEnv, Autoloads, package:base

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