[R-sig-ME] Nutrition questionnaire data

Doug Adams fog0 at gmx.com
Fri Jun 18 22:06:13 CEST 2010

> P.S. - If there's a reference for the modeling syntax used in R -- or
> in lme4 specifically if need be -- and how each operator works, please
> let me know.  For example, if there were a help document that says
> things like " A\B means A is nested within B ," or " the | symbol
> denotes the the following factor is at a higher level in the model, "
> etc., that would be so helpful.  I've learned a lot from context, from
> Pinheiro & Bates (though that's for nlme), and from this forum, but I
> haven't been able to find something like a formula syntax reference
> like that.

To answer my own question, I found that Douglas Bates already did
indeed an excellent job of explaining those very things:


I hope that helps if anyone had the same types of questions   : )

Doug Adams

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