[R-sig-ME] Zero-inflated mixed models
Zahwa Al Ayyash (Student)
zsa11 at mail.aub.edu
Thu Mar 5 12:08:37 CET 2015
Thank you both for your responses!
> On Mar 4, 2015, at 4:21 AM, "Ben Bolker" <bbolker at gmail.com> wrote:
> Zahwa Al Ayyash (Student <zsa11 at ...> writes:
>> Dear all,
>> Zero-inflated models have a count component
>> (Poisson/Neg. Binomial) and a zero component (logistic
>> regression part).
>> glmmADMB supports the zero-inflation feature but only through
>> estimating a zero-inflation parameter that is assumed constant
>> across the whole data set?.
>> 1. ?Why doesn't the glmmadmb support the two-stage fitting of
>> zero-inflated models like it does with hurdle models? I once read
>> that its estimation might be more complex than that of hurdle
>> models. Is that true? If yes, why?
> It doesn't support it because we never got around to implementing
> it -- i.e. making sure the interface was well designed, implementing,
> and testing.
>> 2. Is there an R package that allows for the two-model fitting
>> (i.e., each model with its own covariates) of ZIP or ZINB (not
>> hurdle) and allowing for a random effect?
> You can take a look the stuff here:
> search for 'zipme.f' in the source code.
> Ben Bolker
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