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> library( NLME, first = T)so the version 3 functions are used instead those from version 2. The course also uses functions from the MASS library from the book Modern Applied Statistics with S-PLUS by W.N. Venables and B.D. Ripley. You need to download and install the software for windows if you are using S-Plus 4.?. Both NLME 3.0 and MASS are incorporated in S-Plus 2000 and don't need to be downloaded. You might nevertheless want to check the sites above for upgrades.
- Bryk, Anthony S. and Raudenbush, Stephen W. (1992) Hierarchical Linear Models: Applications and Data Analysis methods. Sage, Newbury Park.
- NLME (Non-linear mixed effects) by Bates and Pinheiro and beta release for new version 3.0
- Data sets from a course by Nan Laird and David Giltinan
- Verbeke, Geert and Molenberghs, Geert (Eds.) (1997) Linear Mixed Models in Practice (A SAS-Oriented Approach). Springer, N.Y.
- Littell, R. C., Milliken, G. A., Stroup, W. W., and Wolfinger, R. D. (1996) SAS System for Linear Models. SAS Institute Inc., Cary NC.
- Little, R. J. A. (1995) Modelling the drop-out mechanism in repeated measures studies. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 90, 1112-1121.
- Pinheiro, Jose C. and Bates, Douglas M. (1998) lme: Linear Mixed-Effects Methods and Classes for S and S-Plus, Version 3.0.
|Chapters 1 and 2 of Bryk and Raudenbush.|