Re: [R] simplifying a lmer model

From: Peter Dalgaard <>
Date: Wed 03 Aug 2005 - 03:36:35 EST

sp219 <> writes:

> I have been using lmer in lme4() to analyse the effect of dropping a term from
> the model as below
> Where m1 is an original model and m2 has one term removed. I can then create
> my own type III tables for each variable in the model. However with many
> variables this becomes exceedingly time consuming!
> anova.lme in nlme() and Anova() in car dont seem to work for lme objects
> created with lmer? Is there any other way to create type III tables?
> Any help much appreciated.
> Simon P

I haven't played nearly as much with lme4 as I perhaps should have, but my first try would be to see whether drop1 works on lmer models.

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