Re: [R] lmer function :method="AGQ"

From: Douglas Bates <bates_at_stat.wisc.edu>
Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2008 08:33:46 -0500

On Tue, Apr 1, 2008 at 7:45 AM, Stefan Grosse <singularitaet_at_gmx.net> wrote:
> On Tuesday 01 April 2008 02:20:39 pm Boikanyo Makubate wrote:
> BM> I am using the lmer function from the lme4 package. I wrote the
> BM> following statement, specifying the method to be adaptive Gaussian
> BM> quadrature. I am getting an error saying "method = "AGQ" not yet
> BM> implemented for supernodal representation". Please help. How can i
> BM> implement AGQ.
>
> This has been answered yesterday by Douglas Bates who is the lme4 developer:
> http://www.nabble.com/lmer-function.-td16398022.html#a16398022
>
> Why do you think that reposting with the very same text will yield any better
> answer than this?

This person also wrote directly to me asking how to implement AGQ. I read the message early in the morning and didn't pick up on the fact that the choice of the word "implement" probably was based on the error message. I interpreted it as a programmer requesting detailed instructions, which I then proceeded to provide. In retrospect, I don't think that was the sense of the request. I now believe it was in the sense of "How do I make this error message go away?".

Could someone at the Statistics Department at the University of Glasgow please take this person aside and explain what the error message means and why asking the same question over and over is unlikely to produce a more positive answer?



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