Split-plot 1: How does a linear mixed model look like?

I like statistics and I struggle with statistics. Often times I get frustrated when I don't understand and I really struggled to make sense of Krushke's Bayesian analysis of a split-plot, particularly because 'it didn't look like' a split-plot to me. Additionally, I have made a few posts discussing linear mixed models using several different… Continue reading Split-plot 1: How does a linear mixed model look like?

Bivariate linear mixed models using ASReml-R with multiple cores

A while ago I wanted to run a quantitative genetic analysis where the performance of genotypes in each site was considered as a different trait. If you think about it, with 70 sites and thousands of genotypes one is trying to fit a 70x70 additive genetic covariance matrix, which requires 70*69/2 = 2,415 covariance components.… Continue reading Bivariate linear mixed models using ASReml-R with multiple cores