# [R] Fwd: Plotting confidence intervals for lme

From: Ghislain Vieilledent <ghislainv_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri 08 Jul 2005 - 01:02:19 EST

• Forwarded message ---------- From: Ghislain Vieilledent <ghislainv@gmail.com> Date: 7 juil. 2005 11:38 Subject: Re: [R] Plotting confidence intervals for lme To: Spencer Graves <spencer.graves@pdf.com>

That's what I was looking for. Thanks a lot!

That's true units are mixing and that values of coef depend on the contrasts but I want to use this graph in order to compare levels' coefficient of each of the factor taken independantly, not to compare factors' coefficients to eachothers. Does it mean something?

Thanks again.

Ghislain Vieilledent.

2005/7/6, Spencer Graves <spencer.graves@pdf.com>:
>
> Consider the following extension of an example in "?lme":
>
> fm2 <- lme(distance ~ age + Sex, data = Orthodont, random = ~ 1)
> int <- intervals(fm2)
> class(int\$fixed)
> kf <- dim(int\$fixed)[1]
> plot(int\$fixed[,2], kf:1,
> xlab="x", ylab="", xlim=range(int\$fixed),
> axes=FALSE)
> axis(1)
> axis(2, kf:1, dimnames(int\$fixed)[[1]])
> segments(int\$fixed[,1], kf:1,
> int\$fixed[,3], kf:1)
> abline(v=0)
>
> However, we are mixing units, i.e., the units for the intercept are
> "distance", while for "age" are "distance/time", and the interpretation
> of the coefficient of a factor like Sex depends on contrasts used.
> Thus, I don't know how much sense it makes to prepare plots like this.
>
> For similar plots that make more sense, see Pinheiro and Bates (2000
> Mixed-Effects Models in S and S-PLUS (Springer).
>
> spencer graves
>
> Ghislain Vieilledent wrote:
>
> > Hello and sorry to disturb.
> >
> > I'm trying to plot the confidence intervals for the fixed effects of a
> lme.
> > I want to obtain graphically, if it is possible, a bar with Estimate,
> upper
> > and lower CI for each level of the factors.
> >
> > I know how to do for a lm model but for a lme one, I tried with
> > plot(intervals(...)) and plot(ci(...)) from the gmodels package but it
> > doesn't work well.
> >
> > Thanks for you help and have a good day.
> >
>
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