[R] Help on lme output. what are the estimates in $modelStruct

Dieter Menne dieter.menne at menne-biomed.de
Mon Dec 27 19:22:13 CET 2010

Lei wrote:
> I have been playing with lme fitting different kinds of model. I am
> puzzled by the estimates associated with $modelStruct and I have no idea
> what they are?
> e.g if I fit a random intercept model using the following
> fit.0<-lme(y~time,random=list(subject=pdIdent(~1)))
> The coef(fit.0$modelStruct) produces 
>> coef(fit.0$modelStruct)
> reStruct.subject 
>        0.4758451 
> ....

For an explanation, see 


(and please post your examples with test data, or with reference to nlme
data (data =Machines comes close).


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