[R] aov documentation page: question

AJ Smit smitaj at ukzn.ac.za
Mon Oct 25 14:42:52 CEST 2004

Dear all

I was looking at the aov documentation page and came across the 
following which seems like a contradiction to me:

" This provides a wrapper to |lm| for fitting linear models to balanced 
or unbalanced experimental designs." (I presume 'This' refers to aov)


"|aov| is designed for balanced designs, and the results can be hard to 
interpret without balance"

So, do I use it for unbalanced designs?


Dr Albertus J. Smit
(Marine Ecologist/Algal Biologist)
School of Biology and Conservation Science
Faculty of Science
University of KwaZulu-Natal
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South Africa

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