[R] se from predict.glm

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Thu Feb 17 19:50:29 CET 2000

Chong Gu <chong at stat.purdue.edu> writes:

> Of course, knowing a bit about what's going on inside glm, I could use
> predict.lm to get what I want, but I am curious why se is not made
> available for the link prediction in predict.glm.

This was fixed recently (in 0.99.0). It happened because the type=
argument got passed on to predict.lm which doesn't know about
type=link. Newer versions of predict.glm has this kind of stuff

	pred <- predict.lm(object, newdata, se.fit, scale = residual.scale,
                           type=ifelse(type=="link", "response",
        fit <- pred$fit
        se.fit <- pred$se.fit
               response = {
                   fit <- family(object)$linkinv(fit)
                   se.fit <- se.fit * abs(family(object)$mu.eta(fit))
               link =, terms=)

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