[Rd] Request: make `var` a generic

Kenny Bell kmbe||56 @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Mon Jan 21 01:39:45 CET 2019

Hi all,

I am running into problems using `summary.lm` as calling `var` on a `units`
object does not retain the `units` attribute.

The units package addresses this issue for `mean` by implementing

function (x, ...)
    .as.units(NextMethod(), units(x))

This is, however, not possible for `var` (as it's not a generic), which
breaks `summary.lm`:

#> udunits system database from C:/R/Library/3.5/units/share/udunits
iris$Sepal.Length <- set_units(iris$Sepal.Length, "cm")

summary(lm(Sepal.Length ~ Sepal.Width,
           data = iris))
#> Error in Ops.units(mean(f)^2, var(f)): both operands of the expression
should be "units" objects

Created on 2019-01-21 by the [reprex package](https://reprex.tidyverse.org)

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