[R] summary.formula: method reverse does not use fun argument

Thomas Gerds gerds at fdm.uni-freiburg.de
Mon Apr 14 10:40:10 CEST 2003

thanks for both answers! sorry, for not reading the doc carefully
enough in the first place, and also for not referring to the marvelous
Hmisc package.


Thomas Lumley <tlumley at u.washington.edu> writes:

> On Fri, 11 Apr 2003, Thomas Gerds wrote:
>> hi,
>> recently i discovered the functionability summary.formula, awesome!
> It would be useful to say *where* you discovered it -- it is in a package
> that isn't yet on CRAN.
>> from the help page i understand that method=reverse allows to
>> summarize all variables on the right hand side of formula
>> (the help page on line 229 wrongly refers to the left? hand side variables)
>> in categories which are determined by a single left hand side
>> variable.
>> my problem is that the argument fun seems not to be compatible with
>> method=reverse!? every continuous variable is summarized in three
>> quantiles.
> Yes, that's what the help page says.
> It also says that for the default method="response" the response variable
> can be multivariate, which seems to be what you want.  It says many other
> helpful things, too.
> 	-thomas

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