[R-sig-ME] how to extract the estimated scale in the results of lmer

Bernd Weiss bernd.weiss at uni-koeln.de
Fri Oct 12 04:35:58 CEST 2007

ts p schrieb:
> Hello,
> I got the estimated scale by lmer as follows:
> Estimated scale (compare to  1 )  0.892683
> My question is how to extract the value of the estimated scale from the 
> results of lmer.
> And I know in some software the scale is constrained to 1. how lmer can do 
> it?
> Thanks a lot!

Dear Tian,

I guess

(fm1 <- lmer(use ~ urban+age+livch+(1|district), Contraception, binomial))

is what you are looking for.



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