[Rd] doc bug in ?residuals.gls

Ben Bolker bbolker at gmail.com
Tue Sep 14 18:42:30 CEST 2010

Under the description of the 'type' argument, ?residuals.gls says
'Defaults to ‘"pearson"’.'

But residuals.gls starts

residuals.gls <-
function(object, type = c("response", "pearson", "normalized"), ...)
type <- match.arg(type)


which sure looks to me like it defaults to "response", not "pearson"
(and it behaves that way in tests).

It would seem to make more sense to change the documentation rather than
the code
since anyone who looked at the docs would have been confused already,
whereas someone who had
been happily using the code without looking at the docs would see a
sudden change in the results ...

This is in nlme 3.1-96, from a fresh tools/rsync-recommended. Sending it
to r-devel for comment because r-core is listed as the maintainer.

Ben Bolker

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