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

From: Göran Broström <goran.brostrom_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue 22 Aug 2006 - 16:59:55 EST

On 8/21/06, Martin Maechler <maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch> wrote:
> Hi Göran,
>
> >>>>> "GB" == Göran Broström <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?

Hi Martin,

most of the things I mentioned in the announcement. To appreciate it I think you have to study 'lmer' as well (defeat your laziness!;). One thing I didn't mention is the possibility to fit a model at a fixed value of the standard deviation of the random effects. Utilising that, it is easy to create a profile likelihood (as a function of sigma), which can be very helpful in certain cases.

HTH, Göran



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