bmerMod-class: Class "bmerMod" of Fitted Mixed-Effect Models

Description Objects from the Class Slots See Also Examples


The bmerMod class represents linear or generalized linear or nonlinear mixed-effects models with possible priors over model components. It inherits from the merMod class.

Objects from the Class

Objects are created by calls to blmer or bglmer.


A bmerMod object contains one additional slot beyond the base merMod class:


A named list comprised of covPriors, fixefPrior, and residPrior.

In addition, the devcomp slot, element cmp includes the penalty item which is the computed deviance for the priors. Add this to the regular deviance to obtain the value of the objective function that is used in optimization.

See Also

blmer and bglmer, which produce these objects.
merMod, from which this class inherits.


methods(class = "bmerMod")

Example output

Loading required package: lme4
Loading required package: Matrix
Class "bmerMod" [package "blme"]

Name:      priors         Gp       call      frame      flist       cnms
Class:       list    integer       call data.frame       list       list
Name:       lower      theta       beta          u    devcomp         pp
Class:    numeric    numeric    numeric    numeric       list   merPredD
Name:     optinfo
Class:       list

Extends: "merMod"

Known Subclasses: "blmerMod", "bglmerMod"
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