Re: [R] [OT] good reference for mixed models and EM algorithm

From: Spencer Graves <spencer.graves_at_pdf.com>
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2008 12:32:48 -0800

Hi, Erin:

      Have you looked at Pinheiro and Bates (2000) Mixed-Effects Models in S and S-Plus (Springer)?

      As far as I know, Doug Bates has been the leading innovator in this area for the past 20 years. Pinheiro was one of his graduate students. The 'nlme' package was developed by him or under his supervision, and 'lme4' is his current development platform. The "~R\library\scripts" subdirectory contains "ch01.R", "ch02.R", etc. = script files to work the examples in the book (where "~R" = your R installation directory). There are other good books, but I recommend you start with Pinheiro and Bates.

      Spencer Graves

Erin Hodgess wrote:
> Dear R People:
>
> Sorry for the off-topic. Could someone recommend a good reference for
> using the EM algorithm on mixed models, please?
>
> I've been looking and there are so many of them. Perhaps someone here
> can narrow things down a bit.
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Sincerely,
> Erin
>



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