[R] Help to conduct a random factor analysis with binomial response

Douglas Bates bates at stat.wisc.edu
Tue Nov 20 18:35:57 CET 2001

Leif Egil Loe <l.e.loe at bio.uio.no> writes:

> I am a ph.d. student in biology working on red deer in Norway, who
> would like to conduct an analysis with random factor where the
> response is binomially distributed. This cannot be conducted in
> S-plus, and I was told by others that it may be possible in
> R. However, I soon got into trouble which I hope you can help me to
> solve.

This type of model is a generalized linear mixed model.

I think you would have to use the GLMMGibbs package in R to analyze
it.  You can't fit this type of model with the nlme package in R or in
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