[R] How to estimate Variance Components

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sun Oct 10 12:00:25 CEST 2004

On Sun, 10 Oct 2004 WeiQiang.Li at seagate.com wrote:

>         I want to know how to calculate estimated Variance Components for 
> unbalance ANOVA. Can anybody please provide me the formula? Thanks in 
> advance!

Please read the posting guide: this is not an R question.

It has no simple answer, as there is no `the formula'.  There are a number 
of different methods based on different principles, most of which are

If your email address (you give no signature) accurately reflects your 
position, I think the best answer is `consult your employer's statistical 

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
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