[R-sig-ME] Fixing phylogenetic heritability in MCMCglmm

Jarrod Hadfield j.hadfield at ed.ac.uk
Fri Dec 26 07:12:39 CET 2014

Hi Manabu,

In the CRAN version it is not possible, but I have a version I can  
share that allows you to do this using a reduced mixed model  
parameterisation. What distribution is the response?



Quoting Manabu Sakamoto <manabu.sakamoto at gmail.com> on Tue, 16 Dec  
2014 21:48:44 +0000:

> Dear list,
> Does anyone know how to fix the heritability of the phylogenetic random
> effect in MCMCglmm in a way that is the equivalent to fixing the
> phylogenetic signal lambda to 1?
> I want all the variance attributed to phylogeny to remain fixed and
> unaffected by additional random effects, i.e., I want the additional random
> effects to work on the residual variance once phylogeny is accounted for.
> many thanks,
> Manabu
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