[R] partial matching and dots?

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Oct 6 07:46:45 CEST 2008

On Sun, 5 Oct 2008, roger koenker wrote:

> I'm writing a new predict method and would like to be able to pass an 
> argument
> called "se"  via the "..." mechanism.  However, predict has a "se.fit" 
> argument that

But it doesn't!  Some of its methods such as predict.lm and predict.glm 
do.  So without a more complete example it is hard to know exactly what 
the issue is.

> wants to interpret my specification of "se" as a partially matched  version 
> of se.fit.
> Surely there a standard treatment for this ailment, but I can't seem to find 
> it.

Pass se.fit as well as se to the methods concerned.  To do this you may 
need to check that se.fit is not part of ... .

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