lmeStruct {nlme} | R Documentation |

## Linear Mixed-Effects Structure

### Description

A linear mixed-effects structure is a list of model components
representing different sets of parameters in the linear mixed-effects
model. An `lmeStruct`

list must contain at least a
`reStruct`

object, but may also contain `corStruct`

and
`varFunc`

objects. `NULL`

arguments are not included in the
`lmeStruct`

list.

### Usage

lmeStruct(reStruct, corStruct, varStruct)

### Arguments

`reStruct` |
a `reStruct` representing a random effects
structure. |

`corStruct` |
an optional `corStruct` object, representing a
correlation structure. Default is `NULL` . |

`varStruct` |
an optional `varFunc` object, representing a
variance function structure. Default is `NULL` . |

### Value

a list of model components determining the parameters to be estimated
for the associated linear mixed-effects model.

### Author(s)

Jose Pinheiro Jose.Pinheiro@pharma.novartis.com and Douglas Bates bates@stat.wisc.edu

### See Also

`lme`

, `reStruct`

,
`corClasses`

, `varFunc`

### Examples

lms1 <- lmeStruct(reStruct(~age), corAR1(), varPower())

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*nlme* version 3.1-66

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