[Rd] aesthetics of do.call

Vincent Carey 525-2265 stvjc at channing.harvard.edu
Tue Aug 21 05:49:22 CEST 2007

G1 = glm(sp~CW, data=crabs, fam=binomial)
G2 = do.call("glm", list(sp~CW, family=binomial, data=crabs))

G1$call is very nice to look at
G2$call is very voluminous

if we revise do.call to

function (what, args, quote = FALSE, envir = parent.frame())
    if (!is.list(args))
        stop("second argument must be a list")
    if (quote) {
        enquote <- function(x) as.call(list(as.name("quote"),
        args <- lapply(args, enquote)
    ans = .Internal(do.call(what, args, envir))
    ans$call = match.call()

G1 and G2 look a lot more alike

> version
platform       powerpc-apple-darwin8.9.0
arch           powerpc
os             darwin8.9.0
system         powerpc, darwin8.9.0
status         Under development (unstable)
major          2
minor          6.0
year           2007
month          06
day            05
svn rev        41826
language       R
version.string R version 2.6.0 Under development (unstable) (2007-06-05 r41826)

Vince Carey, PhD
Assoc. Prof Med (Biostatistics)
Harvard Medical School
Channing Laboratory - ph 6175252265 fa 6177311541
181 Longwood Ave Boston MA 02115 USA
stvjc at channing.harvard.edu

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