[R-sig-ME] [R] lme nesting/interaction advice

Reinhold Kliegl reinhold.kliegl at gmail.com
Wed May 14 09:28:18 CEST 2008

On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 8:54 AM, Nathaniel Smith <njs at pobox.com> wrote:
> On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 05:22:19PM +0100, Federico Calboli wrote:
>  > I'll work on that. Incidentally, what/where is the most comprehensive
>  > and up to date documentation for lme4? the pdfs coming with the
>  > package? I suspect knowing which are the right docs will help a lot
>  > in keeping me within the boundaries of civility and prevent me from
>  > annoying anyone (which is not something I sent forth to do on purpose).
>  The pdfs that come with the package are, alas, basically useless
>  (unless you want to fix bugs in lme4).  The best user docs I'm aware
>  of are the short article in the May 2005 R newsletter, and the
>  papers/book draft written by Harold Baayen et al and available from
>  his webpage.
>  -- Nathaniel

I do not think it is very nice to characterize work as ", alas,
basically useless (unless you want to fix bugs in lme4)."  There are
many other good uses to them, at least I have not fixed a single bug.
Why the pejorative language--especially on this list?


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