Re: [R] [R-pkgs] New version of glmmML

From: Douglas Bates <bates_at_stat.wisc.edu>
Date: Tue 22 Aug 2006 - 00:51:12 EST

On 8/21/06, Martin Maechler <maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch> wrote:
> Hi Gran,
>
> >>>>> "GB" == Gran Brostrm <goran.brostrom@gmail.com>
> >>>>> on Mon, 21 Aug 2006 11:12:49 +0200 writes:
>
> GB> A new version, 0.65-1, of glmmML is now on CRAN. It is a major rewrite
> GB> of the inner structures, so frequent updates (bug fixes) may be
> GB> expected for some time.
>
>
> GB> News:
>
> [............]
>
> Sorry for my lazy question :
>
> What does the package do that lmer() does not?

Quite a bit, actually. Gran has the adaptive Gauss-Hermite quadrature method in glmmML and it is not yet available in lmer. I definitely plan to make it available but it has not reached the top of the "TO DO" list. Also, as Gran pointed out to me, glmmML works with the two-column matrix form of the response for a binomial generalized linear mixed model but the answers from lmer are spurious. Something about the weights that I still haven't sorted out.

> I do know that you are a smart person so I know I will get a non-trivial
> answer. The main reason for this e-mail is really to encourage you (and
> all other 'R-packages' posters) to do the following in each
> posting to R-packages:
>
> 1) [One paragraph:]
> What does the package do // why do you see a need for the
> package // what's the bigger context ?
>
> 2) [another paragraph (or two...):]
> News etc
>
> Since the R-packages archives are relatively prominently listed
> as part of "News" on the R project website, (and also since I
> encourage ``everyone'' to subscribe to R-packages,)
>
> I think the extra information in "1)" above would be appropriate
> for every posting to R-packages.
>
> Martin Maechler, ETH Zurich
>
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