[R] VarComp in R

Richard Scott rscott at rochester.rr.com
Wed Jul 18 04:39:29 CEST 2001

How do I do a Variance Components Analysis?

Example Problem
   Given: A gage study is run with three randomly selected OPERATORS,
two randomly selected FIXTURES and five randomly selected PARTS. All
possible combinations are studied (full factorial or fully crossed
experiment). The response is some measurement take for each of the 30

   How do I use R to find an estimate for the contribution each factor
makes to the overall measurement variation? In other words how do I do a
Variance Components analysis in R?

The model is
Expected(Var(Measurements)) = Var(due to OPERATORS) + Var(due to
FIXTURES) + Var(due to PARTS)+Var(due to NOISE)

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