[R] Bayesian Model Averaging
Greg Snow
Greg.Snow at imail.org
Thu May 14 21:18:57 CEST 2009
The problem is not with the BMA function, but rather that you have made the common mistake of forgetting that you are smarter than the computer. The variable Y below is a data frame (not a single numeric vector). Now a smart person like you sees a single column in the data frame and understands that is the y-variable, most intelligent people would do the same thing, but the computer is not as smart as you, it sees a data frame (a form of a list, which is what the error is talking about), knows that it wants a vector, but is not smart enough to figure out the only column of the data frame is the vector to use, so gives an error instead.
You can either read the data in as a vector, convert the data frame to a vector, or use subscripting/indexing to pass only the vector to the function (or maybe a 4th alternative that I have not thought of yet).
Hope this helps,
--
Gregory (Greg) L. Snow Ph.D.
Statistical Data Center
Intermountain Healthcare
greg.snow at imail.org
801.408.8111
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> project.org] On Behalf Of David S. Schwarz
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> Subject: [R] Bayesian Model Averaging
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> Hello R Group,
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> Below is the code I submit:
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> library("BMA")
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> X <- read.table("C:/Documents and
> Settings/Administrator/Desktop/coding.txt",header=TRUE)
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> Y <- read.table("C:/Documents and
> Settings/Administrator/Desktop/1DCS.txt",header=TRUE)
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> IGout<- iBMA.glm(X, Y, glm.family= gaussian(), verbose = TRUE,
> thresProbne0
> = 5 )
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> summary(IGout)
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> IGout
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> I get the following error message:
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> Error in model.frame.default(formula = Y ~ 1, data =
> nastyHack_____x.df, :
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> invalid type (list) for variable 'Y'
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> > summary(IGout)
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> Error in summary(IGout) : object "IGout" not found
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> > IGout
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> Error: object "IGout" not found
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> The data set X is 47 rows by 41 columns, all numeric. The vector Y is
> 47
> rows, all numeric.
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> This closely follows an example in the help but I can't find the
> problem.
> Can anyone help?
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