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

Douglas Bates bates at stat.wisc.edu
Thu Oct 30 18:21:38 CET 2014

On Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 12:09 PM, Ben Bolker <bbolker at gmail.com> wrote:

> >>
> >> 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.

Thanks for the reminder.  I had forgotten about the "let's cripple the
print method for the sake of consistency with the rather perverse behavior
of other model-fitting classes" decision. :-)

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