[R] linear mixed model using lmer

Kevin Wright kw@@t@t @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Wed Mar 9 23:14:08 CET 2022

I think the best analysis of this data is:

dotplot(yield ~ batch, daty)
bwplot(yield ~ batch, daty)

There is no detectable difference between batches.

But, if you insist, try removing the overall intercept.

m1 <- lmer(yield~0+(1|batch),daty)

On Fri, Mar 4, 2022 at 6:44 PM array chip via R-help
<r-help using r-project.org> wrote:
> Dear all, I have this simple dataset to measure the yeild of a crop collected in 2 batches (attached). when I ran a simple inear mixed model using lmer to estimate within-batch and between-batch variability, the between-batch variability is 0. The run showed that data is singular. Does anyone know why the data is singular and what's the reason for 0 variability? is it because the dataset only has 2 batches?
> > daty<-read.table("datx.txt",sep='\t',header=T,row.names=NULL)
> > library(lme4)> lmer(yield~1+(1|batch),daty)
> boundary (singular) fit: see ?isSingular
> Linear mixed model fit by REML ['lmerMod']
> Formula: yield ~ 1 + (1 | batch)
>    Data: daty
> REML criterion at convergence: 115.6358
> Random effects:
>  Groups   Name        Std.Dev.
>  batch    (Intercept) 0.000
>  Residual             2.789
> Number of obs: 24, groups:  batch, 2
> Fixed Effects:
> (Intercept)
>       5.788
> Thanks!
> John______________________________________________
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