[R] FIML in lme

Douglas Bates bates at stat.wisc.edu
Fri Aug 27 15:27:59 CEST 2004

F Z wrote:
> Hi
> I was asked if lme can use FIML (Full Information Maximum Likelihood) 
> instead of REML or ML but I don't know the answer.  Does anybody know if 
> this is implemented in R?

To the best of my knowledge, FIML is ML so the answer is yes.

For example, the phrase "Full Information Maximum Likelihood" is used in 
Singer and Willett (2004) "Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis" (Oxford 
University Press) as a synonym for maximum likelihood.

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