[Rd] predict (PR#2686)

ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Apr 1 11:22:39 MEST 2003

On Tue, 1 Apr 2003 Mark.Bravington at csiro.au wrote:

> Prediction from the original data was just an example, of course; my general
> proposal is that inactive factor levels in the prediction set should be
> dropped. I don't see how this could ever cause inconsistent behaviour across
> prediction sets-- have I missed something?

Yes, repeatedly: `inactive' depends on the prediction set, and that's not 
thought desirable.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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