[R-sig-ME] Questions on migrating from nlme to lme4

Dieter Menne 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 ha?", and, after explanation, 'we do not publish poker games' (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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