[R] Error in get(x, envir, mode, inherits)
Peter Dalgaard BSA
p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Tue Aug 24 10:22:14 CEST 1999
Murray Jorgensen <maj at waikato.ac.nz> writes:
> Dear R list,
> members of my course have encountered the following error message:
> > slm <- lm(price ~ engsize, autoframe)
> Error in get(x, envir, mode, inherits) : variable "FUN" was not found
> [more context is given in the fuller listing below].
> > autoframe <- read.table("z:/321 Folder/Data/auto.dat", header=T)
Windows, eh? Which version of R?
It might be a memory corruption bug of some sort, but without the
actual dataset it will be difficult to reproduce.
Does the same thing happen with the built-in data sets (e.g.
which would seem to be equivalent to your example (and doesn't crash
Is your example the *entire* set of statements leading to the error
condition or might there be strange things going on earlier on?
Accidentally redefining a function may lead also to this kind of
One useful thing would be to issue a traceback() when the error
occurs, which should tell you which function the error occurred in.
Then one might set a debug() on the function and single step.
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