Compute analysis of variance (or deviance) tables for one or more fitted model objects.

`anova(object, …)`

object

an object containing the results returned by a model
fitting function (e.g., `lm`

or `glm`

).

…

additional objects of the same type.

This (generic) function returns an object of class `anova`

.
These objects represent analysis-of-variance and analysis-of-deviance tables.
When given a single argument it produces a table which
tests whether the model terms are significant.

When given a sequence of objects, `anova`

tests
the models against one another in the order specified.

The print method for `anova`

objects prints tables in a
‘pretty’ form.

The comparison between two or more models will only be valid if they
are fitted to the same dataset. This may be a problem if there are
missing values and R's default of `na.action = na.omit`

is used.

Chambers, J. M. and Hastie, T. J. (1992)
*Statistical Models in S*, Wadsworth & Brooks/Cole.

`coefficients`

, `effects`

,
`fitted.values`

, `residuals`

,
`summary`

, `drop1`

, `add1`

.