expand.model.frame {stats}R Documentation

Add new variables to a model frame


Evaluates new variables as if they had been part of the formula of the specified model. This ensures that the same na.action and subset arguments are applied and allows, for example, x to be recovered for a model using sin(x) as a predictor.


expand.model.frame(model, extras,
                   envir = environment(formula(model)),
                   na.expand = FALSE)


model a fitted model
extras one-sided formula or vector of character strings describing new variables to be added
envir an environment to evaluate things in
na.expand logical; see below


If na.expand=FALSE then NA values in the extra variables will be passed to the na.action function used in model. This may result in a shorter data frame (with na.omit) or an error (with na.fail). If na.expand=TRUE the returned data frame will have precisely the same rows as model.frame(model), but the columns corresponding to the extra variables may contain NA.


A data frame.

See Also



model <- lm(log(Volume) ~ log(Girth) + log(Height), data=trees)
expand.model.frame(model, ~ Girth) # prints data.frame like

dd <- data.frame(x=1:5, y=rnorm(5), z=c(1,2,NA,4,5))
model <- glm(y ~ x, data=dd, subset=1:4, na.action=na.omit)
expand.model.frame(model, "z", na.expand=FALSE) # = default
expand.model.frame(model, "z", na.expand=TRUE)

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