Nonparametric maximum likelihood estimation for random effect models


Nonparametric maximum likelihood estimation or Gaussian quadrature for overdispersed generalized linear models and variance component models. The main functions are alldist and allvc.


Package: npmlreg
Type: Package
License: GPL version 2 or newer

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This R package is based on several GLIM4 macros originally written by Murray Aitkin and Brian Francis. The authors are also grateful to Nick Sofroniou for retrieving the suicide data and providing the function gqz.

The work on this R package was supported by Science Foundation Ireland Basic Research Grant 04/BR/M0051.


Jochen Einbeck, Ross Darnell and John Hinde.

Maintainer: Jochen Einbeck <>


Aitkin, M., Francis, B. and Hinde, J. (2009). Statistical Modelling in R. Oxford Statistical Science Series, Oxford, UK.

Einbeck, J., and Hinde, J.: Nonparametric maximum likelihood estimation for random effect models in R. Vignette to R package npmlreg. Type vignette("npmlreg-v") to open it.

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