[R-sig-ME] "Multilevel Modeling Using R" and variance estimates

Ben Bolker bbolker at gmail.com
Thu Oct 30 18:09:14 CET 2014

>> Also, with regard to the lme4 package reporting standard deviations, not
>> variances, I thought we reported both.  Is mistaking the column labelled
>> Std. Dev. for variance estimates a common problem?

  For what it's worth, print.merMod prints only standard deviations by
default; summary.merMod prints both SD and variance by default; this can
be adjusted by the ranef.comp argument.

  Ben Bolker

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