Significance stars (was Re: R-beta: glm bug)

Jim Robison-Cox jimrc at
Thu Jun 18 18:21:43 CEST 1998

On Thu, 18 Jun 1998, Jim Lindsey wrote:
> I might also say that I strongly object to the stars and significance
> levels in summary (sorry, Martin, we already discussed this). I
> consider fixed level testing to be bad statistics; at worst, a P-value
> should be given if nothing better (confidence or credibility
> intervals) is available. I do not want my students seeing such stars
> and fixed levels. Make it an option if you like but not the default
> display with summary().
>   Jim

  I agree!  Is there a good way to set an option which goes to a print 
method (in this case print.summary.lm)?  Would it have to be a global 

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