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

Ben Bolker bolker at ufl.edu
Tue Apr 13 15:40:19 CEST 2010

  In that case, just go to http://r-forge.r-project.org/scm/?group_id=60
and follow the instructions:

svn checkout svn://svn.r-forge.r-project.org/svnroot/lme4

then navigate to the lme4a directory and build/install it ...

Kevin E. Thorpe wrote:
> Ben Bolker wrote:
>>   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?
> I posted my sessionInfo() in my OP, but I'll give it below again.  In 
> any case, I run on Linux and always build R from source, so I have the 
> compiler tools.  I also have subversion.
>  > sessionInfo()
> R version 2.10.1 Patched (2009-12-29 r50852)
> i686-pc-linux-gnu
> locale:
>   [1] LC_CTYPE=en_US       LC_NUMERIC=C         LC_TIME=en_US
>   [4] LC_COLLATE=C         LC_MONETARY=C        LC_MESSAGES=en_US
>   [7] LC_PAPER=en_US       LC_NAME=C            LC_ADDRESS=C
> attached base packages:
> [1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base
> other attached packages:
> [1] lme4_0.999375-32   Matrix_0.999375-33 lattice_0.17-26
> loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
> [1] grid_2.10.1  tools_2.10.1
>> 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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