[R] Need help

Richard.Cotton at hsl.gov.uk Richard.Cotton at hsl.gov.uk
Wed Jul 30 11:16:43 CEST 2008

> Can someone help me to understand the meaning of the following R line?
> list(fk5 ~ .)
fk5 ~. is a formula, most likely used by a regression (or similar model). 
fk5 is the response variable, and the dot is a placeholder for 'whatever 
was on that side of the formula before'.  (This is usually used for 
updating models.)  list() places the formula in a list, obviously.  It's 
hard to provide more meaning without the context.

(Also, mailing list etiquette suggests you should provide a more 
informative subject line than 'need help'.)


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