[R] nlme function summary.lmList cannot be found with new versions

Ben Bolker bbolker at gmail.com
Wed Nov 20 22:42:18 CET 2013

megan herting <mherting <at> chla.usc.edu> writes:

> Hello,
> I installed the newest version of R (3.0.2) as well as the 
> newest version of
> nlme (3.1-113) in order to use summary.lmList and other 
> nlme functions. Once
> loading the new library, lmList and summary.lm can be found,
>  but a number of
> additional functions cannot be found via command. 
> Versions installed and loaded are correct. Any suggestions on how to allow
> for these functions of the new version of nlme to be found and used? 

  R started exporting a lot fewer functions from base packages
(i.e., making them easily/publicly available).  You can use
getAnywhere() to find out where a hidden method lives, if you don't
know, but in this case I think


should work.  (For everyday use you shouldn't need to dig out
hidden functions with ::: -- if you have an object of class 'lmList',
then summary(object) should just work.)

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