[R] lme problem

iwhite@staffmail.ed.ac.uk iwhite at staffmail.ed.ac.uk
Thu Feb 19 22:57:36 CET 2004

Exactly what rule has been broken when lme (package nlme) produces the
error message "Incompatible formulas for groups in random and
correlation"? Here is what I am trying to do:

lme(Y ~ trait-1, random = ~trait-1|sire,
    corr = corSymm(form = ~trait|cow))

Trait, sire and cow are factors (cow nested within sires). I want to
estimate a (genetic) covariance matrix at the sire level, plus a
residual covariance matrix, both matrices t x t, where t is the number of
levels in trait.

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