[R-sig-ME] Another case of -1.0 correlation of random effects

Ben Bolker bolker at ufl.edu
Tue Apr 13 15:22:30 CEST 2010

  Something (don't know what) is currently broken in the lme4a build
process on r-forge, which doesn't necessarily mean that the package
itself is broken (it passes tests and installs fine on my system).  You
have two choices:

 (1) follow the instructions on r-forge to download the full SVN
repository; build the package from source. (You will need SVN tools as
well as the full suite of R-building tools -- compiler etc etc.)

 (2) I can send/post a binary build of the current SVN version easily
(which will install if you have the necessary tools to build from source
-- this gets you out of needing the SVN tools above, but you still need
compiler etc). I have shipped a version off to the R-project windows
cross-building service, so I could also send/post a Windows binary if
you like. Can you send sessionInfo() output?

Kevin E. Thorpe wrote:
> Douglas Bates wrote:
>> On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 8:00 AM, Kevin E. Thorpe
>> <kevin.thorpe at utoronto.ca> wrote:
>>> Kevin E. Thorpe wrote:
>>> Regarding lme4a: how do I obtain it?  I guess that comes down to, what is
>>> the repository to give to install.packages()?  Does it require a different
>>> Matrix package than the one I have, which is, 0.999375-33 and if so, how do
>>> I not break my current lme4/Matrix combination?
>> The repository is http://R-forge.R-project.org but be aware that lme4a
>> is under active development and not guaranteed against breakage.  It
>> would be inadvisable to rely on functions and classes in that package
>> to persist.
> I tried to get lme4a but am having problems.
>  > install.packages("lme4a", repos="http://R-Forge.R-project.org")
> Warning message:
> In getDependencies(pkgs, dependencies, available, lib) :
>    package 'lme4a' is not available
> Also, if I try and download the package source directly from:
> http://r-forge.r-project.org/src/contrib/lme4a_0.999375-48.tar.gz
> which comes from the "R Packages" tab of the lme4 project pages I get 

Ben Bolker
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