From: Albedo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon 01 Mar 2004 - 18:28:13 EST
I have some trouble with mixed effects in R, similar to problems
that other people had with not nested models and lme, as I
understand from the mailing list archive. Unfortunately, I could
not understand the solutions that were proposed...
I have a data set with response variable (y) and two explanatory
variables x1 and x2 (x1 - fixed factor, x2 - random factor). Fixed
factor x1 is repeated twice for each x2 value.
I believe that the correct way to fit a mixed model would be
ddd <- groupedData(y ~ x1 | x2, dd)
l1 <- lme(y ~ x1, random = pdBlocked(list(pdIdent(~x2-1))), data = ddd)
But I get an error
Error in pdConstruct.pdBlocked(object, form = form, nam = nam, data =
data, : None of the arguments specify more than one block
I would also have to test for significance of each variable (x1 and x2)
and the way to do this seem to be to fit a model without x1 and compare
it to the original l1 model (and then the same for x2), but I can't seem
to find a way to do this.
Thanks a lot.
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