[Rd] model.frame() call from inside a function (PR#3671)

Thomas Lumley tlumley at u.washington.edu
Thu Aug 7 08:14:35 MEST 2003

On 7 Aug 2003, Peter Dalgaard BSA wrote:
> [[ I did discover yesterday (or maybe I was just reminded...) that we
> even have nonstandard nonstandard evaluation rules in some places
> (nls() seems to evaluate its model formula in the global environment
> even if it is given explicitly within a function:
>   f <- function() {
>     g <- function(a,x) exp(-a*x)
>     nls(y~g(a,x),start=list(a=.1))
>   }
>   x <- 1:10
>   y <- exp(-.12*x)+rnorm(10,sd=.001)
>   f()
>   Error in eval(expr, envir, enclos) : couldn't find function "g"
> Argh...]]

This is the same phenomenon that is documented for lattice graphics and
for lme in my notes on nonstandard evaluation rules.  I think it *is* a


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