residuals.nlmeStruct {nlme} | R Documentation |

## Calculate nlmeStruct Residuals

### Description

The residuals at level *i* are obtained by subtracting the fitted
values at that level from the response vector. The fitted values at
level *i* are obtained by adding together the contributions from
the estimated fixed effects and the estimated random effects at levels
less or equal to *i* and evaluating the model function at the
resulting estimated parameters.

### Usage

## S3 method for class 'nlmeStruct':
residuals(object, level, conLin, ...)

### Arguments

`object` |
an object inheriting from class `nlmeStruct` ,
representing a list of mixed-effects model components, such as
`reStruct` , `corStruct` , and `varFunc` objects. |

`level` |
an optional integer vector giving the level(s) of grouping
to be used in extracting the residuals from `object` . Level
values increase from outermost to innermost grouping, with
level zero corresponding to the population fitted values. Defaults to
the highest or innermost level of grouping. |

`conLin` |
an optional condensed linear model object, consisting of
a list with components `"Xy"` , corresponding to a regression
matrix (`X` ) combined with a response vector (`y` ), and
`"logLik"` , corresponding to the log-likelihood of the
underlying nlme model. Defaults to `attr(object, "conLin")` . |

`...` |
optional arguments to the residuals generic. Not
used. |

### Value

if a single level of grouping is specified in `level`

,
the returned value is a vector with the residuals at the desired
level; else, when multiple grouping levels are specified in
`level`

, the returned object is a matrix with
columns given by the residuals at different levels.

### Note

This method function is primarily used within the `nlme`

function.

### Author(s)

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

### References

Bates, D.M. and Pinheiro, J.C. (1998) "Computational methods for
multilevel models" available in PostScript or PDF formats at
http://nlme.stat.wisc.edu

### See Also

`nlme`

, `fitted.nlmeStruct`

[Package

*nlme* version 3.1-66

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