[R] what does the within component of varcomp (ape library) output indicate?

Bert Gunter bgunter.4567 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 22 16:26:13 CET 2018

Probably not without knowing the structure of your data.

-- Bert

Bert Gunter

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On Mon, Jan 22, 2018 at 2:55 AM, Sharada Ramadass <
sharada.ramadass at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am trying to use varcomp to obtain the variance partitioning across
> different nested levels of random effects (say x,y and z). I get the
> three variance components (for each of my along with an additional one
> called 'within' from varcomp output. I am using the 'scale total
> variance to 1' option and though the within component is small, it
> does form a part of what explains the complete variance. I am unable
> to understand what variance this 'within' defines.
> Can someone kindly explain or provide a reference?
> Thanks,
> Sharada
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