[R-sig-ME] error in LMM fit

Douglas Bates bates at stat.wisc.edu
Wed Oct 28 19:45:13 CET 2009

On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 1:11 PM, Bernet Kato <b_s_kato at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Dear Prof. Bates,
> I am fitting a linear mixed model using the lmer routine and I am getting
> the error message below:
> Error in mer_finalize(ans) : Calculated PWRSS for a LMM is negative
> In addition: Warning message:
> 1: In mer_finalize(ans) : false convergence (8)
>  I am not sure what is causing this error and how to deal with it. Please
> advise me.

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