[R] HLM in R

Thomas Lumley thomas at biostat.washington.edu
Tue Sep 12 20:22:09 CEST 2000

On Tue, 12 Sep 2000, Magill, Brett wrote:

> Does anyone know of code to conduct hierarchical (that is, multi-level)
> models using R.  Beyond simply requiring a nested design, I want to model
> explicitly the covariance between levels as is done in such multi-level
> modeling software as HLM or MLwin and discussed in Goldestein (1999)

The lme() function in the nlme package will fit most of these linear
hierarchical models.

There is code in Jim Lindsey's 'repeated' package (his page is linked from
CRAN) for generalised linear models with random intercepts, but not, I
think, for more general hierarchical structures.


Thomas Lumley
Assistant Professor, Biostatistics
University of Washington, Seattle

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