Tidy Evaluation and Formulae

purrr

#1

Was attending @lionel’s talk on Tidy Evaluation this week and asked a question about using tidy eval for substituting columns in lm(). I did some searching and apparently this sort of thing might be coming as mentioned by Lionel here:

The use case is if I want to map() over a list of names and substitute these names as part of the formula in the lm() call.

Such a thing is mentioned in this closed pull request:

I’m curious about programming with formula using Tidy Evaluation and wondering when/if these functions will make it into purrr in the near future. Also very open to thinking about this differently if it means not needing this entirely.


#2

We are currently thinking about how to interface the base modelling functions with tidy eval tools. Stay tuned!