R-alpha: two-sided to one-sided formula

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard@biostat.ku.dk
02 Dec 1997 19:21:47 +0100

Douglas Bates <bates@stat.wisc.edu> writes:

> In general it would not be a good idea to propagate the formula class
> to subsets but it does make sense in this case.  We can get around it
> by replacing ttt[-2] by do.call("~", ttt[-(1:2)]) I suppose.  Any
> opinions on whether ttt[-2] should still be a formula?

Hum. tt[-i] is a well-defined formula iff (i != 1). Somehow, I dislike
the idea of properties depending on the value of a parameter, so I'm
inclined to say no. BTW,


also works. And one would *think* that formula(as.call(ttt[-2])) did
too, but typeof(as.call(...))==language and !=call (is this weird or
not?), so formula.default protests.

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