[R] methods help and glmmPQL
Roger D. Peng
rpeng at stat.ucla.edu
Mon Jul 14 18:22:22 CEST 2003
I think with the introduction of namespaces in R version 1.7.0 many of
the methods in packages were hidden from the user. That's why (for
example) VarCorr.lme does not show up. methods(class =) only shows
user-visible methods. Notice the following:
 "VarCorr.lme" "VarCorr.pdBlocked" "VarCorr.pdMat"
Error: Object "VarCorr.lme" not found
> methods(class = "lme")
 "anova.lme" "plot.lme" "simulate.lme" "vcov.lme"
function (object, ...)
For some reason, those other methods are not hidden from the user.
Federico Calboli wrote:
>I would like to ask you to help me with my memeory. I remember using some
>function that would list all the possible methods I could apply to an
>object. Say, if I had an object of
>it would tell me that that I could do stuff like
>qqnorm(myobjct), or VarCorr(myobject). In general, a very complete list.
>I though this list of all possible methods would pop out by typing
>methods(class = lme) or, methods(class = whatever class my object is),
>but, if I type: methods(class = lme), I get:
>"anova.lme" "plot.lme" "simulate.lme" "vcov.lme"
>nowhere as complete list as I would expect (no mention of VarCorr, for
>So, what was the magical command I used to get a list of all the possible
>ways of skinning an object?
>Secondly, how do I get to see the SS and MS of the fixed terms of a glmmPQL
>Federico C.F. Calboli
>Department of Biology
>University College London
>Tel: (+44) 020 7679 4395
>Fax (+44) 020 7679 7096
>f.calboli at ucl.ac.uk
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