[R] manova with non-normal error distribution

From: Jarrett Byrnes <jebyrnes_at_ucdavis.edu>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2008 15:37:42 -0700

This may be a silly question to ask, but, is it possible do do a MANOVA-style analysis with a generalized linear model? I have a data set that I'm working with that, for each variable (time in this case, as it's a repeated measures MANOVA) is fit much better using glm rather than a traditional linear model - even after transforming the data so that the resulting (I'm log transforming the data for lm, whereas under glm the data is most appropriate for a model with a poisson error and an exponential link).

However, under glm, if I try and fit my matrix of response variable, I get the error
Error: (subscript) logical subscript too long

Is there a library or method of analysis that handles this type of problem?

Much obliged!


Jarrett Byrnes
Population Biology Graduate Group, UC Davis Bodega Marine Lab

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