VarCorr {nlme}  R Documentation 
This function calculates the estimated variances, standard
deviations, and correlations between the randomeffects terms in a
linear mixedeffects model, of class lme
, or a nonlinear
mixedeffects model, of class nlme
. The withingroup error
variance and standard deviation are also calculated.
VarCorr(x, sigma, rdig)
x 
a fitted model object, usually an object inheriting from
class lme .

sigma 
an optional numeric value used as a multiplier for the
standard deviations. Default is 1 .

rdig 
an optional integer value specifying the number of digits
used to represent correlation estimates. Default is 3 .

a matrix with the estimated variances, standard deviations, and
correlations for the random effects. The first two columns, named
Variance
and StdDev
, give, respectively, the variance
and the standard deviations. If there are correlation components in
the random effects model, the third column, named Corr
,
and the remaining unnamed columns give the estimated correlations
among random effects within the same level of grouping. The
withingroup error variance and standard deviation are included as
the last row in the matrix.
Jose Pinheiro Jose.Pinheiro@pharma.novartis.com and Douglas Bates bates@stat.wisc.edu
fm1 < lme(distance ~ age, data = Orthodont, random = ~age) VarCorr(fm1)