[R] Generalized Estimating Equations and log-likelihood calculation
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Feb 19 08:30:56 CET 2004
On Wed, 18 Feb 2004 treebc at telus.net wrote:
> I'm working with clustered data sets and trying to calculate log-likelihood
> (and/or AIC, AICc) for my models. In using the gee and geese packages one
> gets Wald test output; but apparently there is no no applicable method
> for "logLik" (log-likelihood)calculation.
> Is anyone aware of a way to calculate log-likelihood for GEE models?
No (as with GLM quasi- models, it is not defined in general). Even if
there were, you would have find the maximized log-likelihood to find AIC,
and by definition GEE is not ML fitting except in a few special cases.
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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