[R] LME, where is the package?

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Sat Feb 28 09:35:49 CET 2004

Ko-Kang Kevin Wang wrote:

> Hi,
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: r-help-bounces+k.wang=auckland.ac.nz at stat.math.ethz.ch
>>[mailto:r-help-bounces+k.wang=auckland.ac.nz at stat.math.ethz.ch
>>] On Behalf Of Yong Wang
>>Sent: Saturday, February 28, 2004 8:48 PM
>>To: r-help-request at stat.math.ethz.ch
>>Cc: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
>>Subject: [R] LME, where is the package?
>>Hi, all
>>My R 1.7.1 can not find lme, I just downloaded and installed the
> file
>>lme4 from Crane, is this the same as lme? the problem is R
>>still print no
>>named lme, how should I do.
> I believe you are looking for nlme package.  Try to load it.

Well, there is also a function lme() in "lme4".
It works for me (even on the outdated R-1.7.1):

  lme            # yes, the function is there ...

What happens when you type the above lines? Which version of lme4 are 
you using? Have you compiled from sources yourself?

Note that the CRAN binary version for R-1.7.x of lme4 is 0.4-4 whereas 
the recent version is 0.4-7 which no longer prints

  "This package is in development.  For production work use
  lme from package nlme or glmmPQL from package MASS."

So it's a good idea to upgrade to R-1.8.1 and use a recent version of 
the package, if nlme is not what you are looking for ...

Uwe Ligges

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