[R-sig-ME] crossed random effects example

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Sun Mar 1 16:27:56 CET 2009

I suspect that the slide you are referencing mislabeled the
standard deviations as variances since there is reasonable
correspondence between your output and the slides if that
were the case.

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On Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 6:00 PM, Jeroen Ooms <j.c.l.ooms at uu.nl> wrote:
> I am trying to learn about crossed random effects modeling in lme4. I
> found this presentation that provides a small crossed dataset.
> http://www.biostat.jhsph.edu/~fdominic/teaching/bio656/lectures/5addsin.crosslevels.ppt
> I would like to reproduce the variance components as reported on slide
> 9 of the powerpoint. Here is my code:
> y <- c(0.38,0,0.38,0,.33,1,.12,1,.25,0,.5,.12,.5,1,.12,.86,.5,.67,.33,0,.14,1,0,1,.14,0,.71,0,.29,1,.14,1,.43,0,.29,.86,.86,.86,.14,.75)
> x2 <- rep(paste("airport",1:8,sep=""),5)
> x1 <- rep(paste("treatment",1:5,sep=""),rep(8,5))
> mydata <- data.frame(y=y,airport=x2,treatment=x1)
> lmer(y~1+(1|airport)+(1|treatment),data=mydata)
> However, the variance components as reported by lmer are different
> from the ones in the slides. What formula should I use? thank you!
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