[R-sig-ME] lmer vs glmmPQL

Ben Bolker bolker at ufl.edu
Thu Jun 25 03:33:47 CEST 2009

>>  I do agree that the gold standard is simulations as suggested above.
>> There are examples in the "worked example" section of glmm.wikidot.com .
>> These simulations can be very slow -- hopefully (??) Doug Bates will be
>> able to work out an mcmcsamp() scheme for GLMMs soon, and we can see
>> if that (much faster) approach generally agrees with null simulations ...
> If you look at Doug's schedule for July (www.stat.wisc.edu/~bates) you
> will understand why he has been missing in action recently.  In my
> "spare time" - when not working on a major report finished last week
> and a grant proposal due this week and in preparing these various
> courses - I am working on the draft of a book about lme4 because if I
> don't get some part of that manuscript to John Kimmel soon he is going
> to be very rude to me in Rennes.

  Just to clarify, I wasn't trying to nag ... very excited about
the prospect of the book !  (How would you, and Springer/John Kimmel,
feel, about drafts of the book being accessible prior to publication ??)

  Ben Bolker

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