[R] ignoring some constants

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu May 30 19:17:51 CEST 2002

On Thu, 30 May 2002, Rishabh Gupta wrote:

> Hi all,
>     I'm trying to use the lda function from the MASS library to perform a discrimant analysis. The problem is that some of the
> variables within the data set are constant with relative to grouping variables and the function gives an error. So when I use the
> function as:
>     > lda(d[11:14], d$set)
> where d is the data object, [11:21] is the range of the variables to be analysed, d$set is the grouping variable. It give the
> following error:
>     Error in lda.default(structure(data.matrix(x), class = "matrix"), ...) :
>         variable(s) 1 2 3 4 appear to be constant within groups
> Is there anyway that I can get the function to just ignore this error since there are some variables that are not constant within
> the groups. As far as I am concerned, the results are not an error and are just part of the data.

Try ?lda to improve your understanding.

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