[R] gls: Newton-Raphson or EM?

Dimitris Rizopoulos dimitris.rizopoulos at med.kuleuven.ac.be
Thu Aug 26 19:20:06 CEST 2004

Hi Brendan,

according to

  author    = {J. Pinheiro and D. Bates},
  title     = {Mixed-Effects Models in S and S-PLUS},
  year      = {2000},
  address   = {New York},
  publisher = {Springer-Verlag}

Section 2.2.8, the optimization procedure for lme (so I suspect also
for gls) is a hybrid algorithm which starts as EM for 25 iterations
and then switches to Newton-Raphson.


Dimitris Rizopoulos
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Biostatistical Centre
School of Public Health
Catholic University of Leuven

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Brendan A. Klick" <bklick at jhsph.edu>
To: <r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch>
Sent: Thursday, August 26, 2004 7:08 PM
Subject: [R] gls: Newton-Raphson or EM?

> Hello,
> Does anyone know whether the gls function in the nlme library uses
the Newton-Raphson or EM algorithm to find the restricted
log-likelihood or maximum log-likelihood estimates?
> Brendan Klick
> bklick at jhsph.edu
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