glmmADMB package, built on the open-source AD Model Builder
platform, is an R package for fitting generalized linear mixed models (GLMMs).
Its capabilities include:
In order to use glmmADMB effectively you should already be reasonably familiar with GLMMs, which in turn requires familiarity with (i) generalized linear models (e.g. the special cases of logistic, binomial, and Poisson regression) and (ii) 'modern' mixed models (those working via maximization of the marginal likelihood rather than by manipulating sums of squares).
Please visit the following webpages for more information about the glmmADMB package (please note the latter is somewhat out of date, although it may still contain useful information):
install.packages("glmmADMB", repos="http://r-forge.r-project.org", type="source")
install.packages("glmmADMB", repos=c("http://glmmadmb.r-forge.r-project.org/repos", getOption("repos")),type="source")
- Arni Magnusson has uploaded glmmADMB 0.8.0 (24 May 2014) for Linux and Windows (R 3.x) to a local repository:
install.packages("glmmADMB", repos=c("http://www.hafro.is/~arnima/repos", getOption("repos")))
- If all else fails, contact the package maintainers.
- Note that recent versions of
glmmADMB(>=0.7) require the
R2admbpackage as well; under normal circumstances this should be installed automatically when you install
glmmADMB, but if you run into trouble you should try solutions similar to those listed above.
- At present the binaries included in the
glmmADMBwill not run on MacOS 10.5 (Leopard) or earlier. If you encounter this problem, your choices are:
- Upgrade your system to a more recent version of MacOS (if possible).
glmmadmbfrom its TPL file on your machine. This will be a bit tricky if you are not reasonably experienced.
- Download the full AD Model Builder source code from the AD Model Builder download page and follow the directions for building AD Model Builder from source; you may need to install Xcode, and you may need to ask for help at
email@example.com. (Googling "admb macos 10.5" will be helpful as well, although it's possible that you will need the most recent version of the ADMB source code to compile
- find the
glmmadmb.tplfile in the
glmmADMBpackage directories and use ADMB to compile it to a binary
- copy the resulting binary to the
bin/macos64directory as appropriate.
- Contact the maintainers to appeal for help and find out if there any new developments in support for MacOS versions less than 10.6.
- A similar process may work for other unsupported operating systems such as Solaris, but in that case it's also probably a good idea to contact the maintainers.
glmmADMBis installed) via
glmmADMBquestions, although if you feel that your question is more AD Model Builder-oriented than R-oriented you may also want to try the AD Model Builder user's list.
Newer versions of glmmADMB (>0.6.4) have the following major changes:
The new release is somewhat slower (for the time being) than older (pre-0.5.2) versions: if you have a desperate need for a copy of an old version, you can download a source version and follow alternative #3 from the installation instructions above.