[R-sig-ME] NLME model syntax
nrm2010 at zoho.com
Thu Feb 24 23:16:18 CET 2011
I'm trying to use NLME for a non-linear model with one random effect
that is the same as the one grouping level (chamber). Using the following
test <- nlme(flux ~ b0 * exp((b1*soiltemp) - (b2*soiltemp^2))
* vpd^b3 * mstsoil2^b4 * airtemp^b5, data = ac5,
fixed = list(b0 + b1 + b2 + b3 + b4 + b5 ~ 1),
random = chamber ~ 1,
start = c(b0 = 570, b1 = 0.08, b2 = 0.002,
b3 = -0.06, b4 = 3, b5 = 0.3), subset = airtemp > 0)
I always get the error message
"Error in eval(expr, envir, enclos) : object 'chamber' not found"
Data "ac5" is a groupedData object with chamber as the grouping factor:
Grouped Data: flux ~ soiltemp + vpd + mstsoil2 + airtemp | chamber
I've tried many variations such as
random = list(chamber ~ 1) or random = ~1|chamber
or adding the "groups" statement or trying to put chamber on the
RHS of the model statement, after the fixed effects,
but I always get the same error message.
What is the correct way to formulate the call to nlme? Or is this not a syntax error?
Thank you in advance.
tobygass at cnr dot colostate dot edu
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