[R] predict.nls - gives error but only on some nls objects
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu May 31 14:28:54 CEST 2007
Why do you think feeding a model fit (fm2DNase1) is suitable 'newdata'?.
>From the help page
newdata: A named list or data frame in which to look for variables
with which to predict. If 'newdata' is missing the fitted
values at the original data points are returned.
It is the unsuitable 'newdata' that is causing the error.
On Thu, 31 May 2007, Søren Højsgaard wrote:
> Dear list,
> I have encountered a problem with predict.nls (Windows XP, R.2.5.0), but I am not sure if it is a bug...
>
> On the nls man page, an example is:
>
> DNase1 <- subset(DNase, Run == 1)
> fm2DNase1 <- nls(density ~ 1/(1 + exp((xmid - log(conc))/scal)),
> data = DNase1,
> start = list(xmid = 0, scal = 1))
> alg = "plinear", trace = TRUE)
>
> Now consider prediction:
>
>> predict(fm2DNase1)
> [1] 0.001424337 0.001424337 0.028883648 0.028883648 .....
>
>> predict(fm2DNase1,newdata=fm2DNase1)
> Error in if (sum(wrong) == 1) stop(gettextf("variable '%s' was fitted with class \"%s\" but class \"%s\" was supplied", :
> missing value where TRUE/FALSE needed
>
> What causes the trouble is the call to .checkMFClasses(cl, newdata) in predict.nls.
>
>
> Incidently, on the predict.nls page the example works:
>
>> fm <- nls(demand ~ SSasympOrig(Time, A, lrc), data = BOD)
>> predict(fm)
> [1] 7.887449 12.524977 15.251673 16.854870 17.797490 18.677580
>> predict(fm,newdata=BOD)
> [1] 7.887449 12.524977 15.251673 16.854870 17.797490 18.677580
> attr(,"gradient")
> A lrc
> [1,] 0.4120369 5.977499
> [2,] 0.6542994 7.029098
> ....
>
> Is there a bug, or am I overlooking something??
>
> Regards
> Søren
>
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