[R] lme: model variance and error by group

ONKELINX, Thierry Thierry.ONKELINX at inbo.be
Fri May 21 16:44:21 CEST 2010

Have a look at ?varClasses. You could you something like varIdent(form =
~ 1|areatrai) or varExp(form = ~areatrai)

R-sig-mixed-models is a better list for this kind of questions.


ir. Thierry Onkelinx
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> Onderwerp: [R] lme: model variance and error by group
> Hello
> I am trying to reproduce a mixed regression model published 
> in (J Evol Biol 12:94-102) with PASW 17.03. The authors used 
> SAS to fit the model using the following syntaxis:
> proc mixed nobound;
> class area individ trait;
> model a = side trait area side*trait side*area 
> trait*area/ddfm = satterthwaite solution; random intercept 
> side/subject = individ group = areatrai; repeated/local = 
> quad(areatrai) subject = individ; run;
> The model specifies separate variance components and error 
> variances for the grouping "areatrai" variable. This is
> indicated by "group= areatrai"
> and "local =
> quad (areatrai)", respectively.
> Since I currently have no access to SAS and this part of the 
> analysis is absolutely central to my research, I would be 
> very grateful if someone can tell whether it is possible to 
> model the variance and error by group using lme or any other 
> R package for linear mixed models. 
> Any help will be much appreciated.
> Thanks
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