[R] constructing a formula

Michaell Taylor pols1oh at bestweb.net
Mon Aug 5 23:52:38 CEST 2002

Dear Listers,

I am having trouble figuring out how to build a formula using a variable
list.  For example, I have:

a _ data.frame(a=rnorm(1000))

and I estimate,

lm(d ~ b+c+d)


I wish to construct a generalized solution in which, 

ListOfVar _ c('b','c','d')

The question is how to leverage ListOfVar into the constuction of the
formula lm(a$d ~ a$b+a$c+a$b).  I know this must be fairly simple, but
unfortunately my readings of the various help files/books haven't been
productive yet.

Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks in advance.

Michaell Taylor

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