[R-sig-ME] Convergence diagnostics for MCMCglmm

Ben Bolker bolker at ufl.edu
Thu Nov 19 14:37:57 CET 2009

  ## what do the results look like?
  class(model1) ## oh, it's a list?
  str(model1)   ##  first element has class
                ## "mcmc" -- that's good ...

  I'm too lazy to look through the vignette at the moment but at least
this model is not multi-chain, so no Gelman-Rubin ...

  geweke.diag(model1$Sol) ##

Dawson Wayne wrote:
> Dear R users,
> I've managed to get to grips with using MCMCglmm for phylogenetic  
> meta-analysis, thanks to help on here from Jarrod Hadfield. However, I  
> haven't yet worked out how to use convergence diagnostics on MCMCglmm  
> output.
> I am currently running models for 50,000 iterations, with a long  
> burnin of 25000, and a thinning interval of 10. Whilst my trace plots  
> look good, I would like to use the Gelman-Rubin or Raftery-Lewis  
> diagnostics in the coda package to check that my burnin/no. of  
> iterations are adequate. I've read relevant sections in Ch. 7 of Ben  
> Bolkers ecological models book, and the coda/MCMCglmm package pdfs,  
> but I'm still not sure what mcmc output from MCMCglmm I am supposed to  
> pass to the coda diagnostic functions. Apologies for the simple  
> question, but hopefully there is a simple answer!
> Any suggestions appreciated as always,
> Thanks,
> Wayne

Ben Bolker
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