[Rd] issue with model.frame()
wdunl@p @ending from tibco@com
Tue May 1 20:38:18 CEST 2018
You run into the same problem when using 'non-syntactical' names:
> mfB <- model.frame(y ~ `Temp(C)` + `Pres(mb)`,
data=data.frame(check.names=FALSE, y=1:10, `Temp(C)`=21:30,
> match(attr(terms(mfB), "term.labels"), names(mfB)) # gives NA's
 NA NA
> attr(terms(mfB), "term.labels")
 "`Temp(C)`" "`Pres(mb)`"
 "y" "Temp(C)" "Pres(mb)"
Note that names(mfB) does not give a hint as whether they represent R
expressions or not (in this case they do not). When they do represent R
expressions then one could parse() them and compare them to
On Tue, May 1, 2018 at 6:11 AM, Therneau, Terry M., Ph.D. via R-devel <
r-devel at r-project.org> wrote:
> A user sent me an example where coxph fails, and the root of the failure
> is a case where names(mf) is not equal to the term.labels attribute of the
> formula -- the latter has an extraneous newline. Here is an example that
> does not use the survival library.
> # first create a data set with many long names
> n <- 30 # number of rows for the dummy data set
> vname <- vector("character", 26)
> for (i in 1:26) vname[i] <- paste(rep(letters[1:i],2), collapse='') #
> long variable names
> tdata <- data.frame(y=1:n, matrix(runif(n*26), nrow=n))
> names(tdata) <- c('y', vname)
> # Use it in a formula
> myform <- paste("y ~ cbind(", paste(vname, collapse=", "), ")")
> mf <- model.frame(formula(myform), data=tdata)
> match(attr(terms(mf), "term.labels"), names(mf)) # gives NA
> In the user's case the function is ridge(x1, x2, ....) rather than cbind,
> but the effect is the same.
> Any ideas for a work around?
> Aside: the ridge() function is very simple, it was added as an example to
> show how a user can add their own penalization to coxph. I never expected
> serious use of it. For this particular user the best answer is to use
> glmnet instead. He/she is trying to apply an L2 penalty to a large number
> of SNP * covariate interactions.
> Terry T.
> R-devel at r-project.org mailing list
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