[R-sig-ME] A consultation about DF of the result of lmer

Ben Bolker bbo|ker @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Tue May 7 18:31:14 CEST 2019

   It's very hard to say without more information (try e.g. here
or look at other posts in the list archive

  A first guess is that you have a fixed-effect predictor that's
supposed to be a factor with 6 levels, but is actually being interpreted
as a numeric variable.  If that's the case, then either changing it
within the data set

  mydata$pred1 <- factor(mydata$pred1)

or doing it on the fly in your  model

  lmer(response ~ factor(pred1) + ...)

should fix the problem.

On 2019-05-05 9:11 p.m., 何如梦 wrote:
> Dear, 
> I am a graduated student who's topic is  ecology. Recently, I am studying how to establish a liner mixed model to exclude the error caused by the difference of site by using lme4 in R. I found  when I calculated p value by using the function of "Anova" of car package the Df is 1. But in fact the data set has 6 levels. Then I also operate according to the code of reference PDF of lme4 in P52(lmer) without any change. When run "anova(fm1, fm2)" I found the Df of fm1 also is 1. As I see if the Df is wrong the p value would be wrong either. I want to know how to correct my wrong. I will very appreciate your reply.
> Best regards,
> Rumeng He
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