[R-sig-ME] Vignette on using Julia MixedModels from R

HAJDUK Gabriela G.K.Hajduk at ed.ac.uk
Fri Apr 13 11:10:51 CEST 2018

Hello Rolf,

You can highlight all text (Ctrl/Cmd + A) and then right click and choose print. It should then give you the entire highlighted content - I’m on Chrome and if I just right click and print I get the first page only, but highlighting beforehand gives all the content. You might need to play with scaling before printing.


> On 13 Apr 2018, at 02:11, Rolf Turner <r.turner at auckland.ac.nz> wrote:
> On 13/04/18 03:33, Douglas Bates wrote:
>> Many users experience long execution times and convergence warnings when
>> trying to fit complex linear mixed-effects models with lmer.  I have, in
>> the past, shown that such models can be fit using the MixedModels (
>> https://github.com/dmbates/MixedModels.jl) package for Julia (
>> https://julialang.org) and that the data can be pulled from an R
>> representation using either the RCall (
>> https://github.com/JuliaInterop/RCall.jl) or RData (
>> https://github.com/JuliaData/RData.jl).
>> Recently the JuliaCall package for R (
>> https://github.com/Non-Contradiction/JuliaCall) has become available on
>> CRAN.  I have a short note at http://rpubs.com/dmbates/377897 on how to use
>> that package to fit models using MixedModels from R.
> This is of considerable interest to me since I am involved in some consulting work (about which I have annoyed the r-sig-mixed-models list on previous occasions!) which involves mixed models and I have experienced the problems referred to in the opening line of your message.
> So I had a look at http://rpubs.com/dmbates/377897 just now, and it looks promising.
> I have however a possibly naive or misguided question:  How do I get a printed copy of the vignette?  I tried saving or printing the page that showed up in my browser (Firefox; GoogleChrome) in various ways.  The result always seems to get truncated at a single page, with the bulk of the document omitted.  (The document is also somewhat messed up in other ways.)
> Is there a simple way of saving a copy of the vignette in such a way that I can print off a hard copy?  I suppose I am simply demonstrating my ignorance and showing that I am out of the loop when it comes to dealing with Rpubs and Rmarkdown documents, but that's the way it is.
> Thanks for any tips and advice.
> cheers,
> Rolf
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