[R-sig-ME] Questions on migrating from nlme to lme4
dieter.menne at menne-biomed.de
Fri Jun 22 11:28:33 CEST 2007
Douglas Bates wrote:
> Generally I recommend using mcmcsamp to produce "confidence intervals"
> on the variance components. Approximate (and symmetric) confidence
> intervals on the fixed effects are reasonably accurate but such
> intervals for the random effects can be poor approximations.
Problem is that referees who don't read the regular Douglas B columns tend to
say "mcmc ... ha?", and, after explanation, 'we do not publish poker games' (<-
slightly paraphrased from the original comment).
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