[Rd] Please make lowess() generic
p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Wed Jan 21 12:01:11 MET 2004
Prof Brian Ripley <ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk> writes:
> On Wed, 21 Jan 2004, Martin Maechler wrote:
> > >>>>> "Greg" == Warnes, Gregory R <gregory_r_warnes at groton.pfizer.com>
> > >>>>> on Wed, 21 Jan 2004 01:48:15 -0500 writes:
> > Greg> As I've mentioned a number of times. I find it very
> > Greg> useful to have lowess() become a generic function so
> > Greg> that a lowess.formula() can be defined.
> > Greg> Below is a patch that makes both changes, as well as
> > Greg> updating the corresponding help documentation.
> > I think most times you mentioned this, Brian told you that
> > "loess" was there and was generic and was to be recommended over
> > lowess anyway.
> Not quite: loess() is not generic, but it does have a formula interface
> and it was recommended over lowess() by the authors of both. (loess()
> is not generic for the reasons I sketch below.)
Not to mention that "lowess" is a speling misteak!
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