Bug 16522 - glm object $method component does not have to be "glm.fit"
Summary: glm object $method component does not have to be "glm.fit"
Alias: None
Product: R
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
Version: R 3.2.1
Hardware: x86_64/x64/amd64 (64-bit) Linux-Ubuntu
: P5 minor
Assignee: R-core
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Reported: 2015-08-26 13:20 UTC by David Firth
Modified: 2015-08-26 13:20 UTC (History)
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Description David Firth 2015-08-26 13:20:17 UTC
Current (R 3.2.2 release) documentation for "glm" states that the "method" component in the resulting object is as follows:

   method: the name of the fitter function used, currently always ‘"glm.fit"’

But this seems to be incorrect.  For example:

glm.fit2 <- glm.fit
glm(1:4 ~ rnorm(4), method = "glm.fit2") $ method

results in

  [1] "glm.fit2"

> version
platform       x86_64-pc-linux-gnu         
arch           x86_64                      
os             linux-gnu                   
system         x86_64, linux-gnu           
major          3                           
minor          2.2                         
year           2015                        
month          08                          
day            14                          
svn rev        69053                       
language       R                           
version.string R version 3.2.2 (2015-08-14)
nickname       Fire Safety