R-beta: formula() and model formulae

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at kubism.ku.dk
Tue May 6 18:17:15 CEST 1997

Mike Meyer <mikem at stat.cmu.edu> writes:

> Several bugs (no solutions, yet).  These might be well known.
> 1) If one does, e.g.,  mymod <- lm(y ~ x); formula(mymod)
> then one does not get back the formula (one gets, Error: invalid formula) 

Yep. Seems that we need a


> 2) if x is of mode numeric, then the model formula
> 	mymod <- lm(y ~ x + x^2)
> is not processed as S would do it. The model is fit ignoring the x^2 term, 

We had that topic a while back. I think it was concluded that it is a
feature, because mixing model formulas and arithmetic ditto is bad
practice. (I don't have any strong feeling about this, personally. As
long as R won't introduce those awful Helmert contrasts as default...)

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