expandDoubleVerts {lme4} | R Documentation |

`'||'`

notation into separate `'|'`

termsFrom the right hand side of a formula for a mixed-effects model, expand terms with the double vertical bar operator into separate, independent random effect terms.

```
expandDoubleVerts(term)
```

`term` |
a mixed-model formula |

the modified term

Because `||`

works at the level of formula parsing, it
has no way of knowing whether a variable is a factor. It
just takes the terms within a random-effects term and literally splits them
into the intercept and separate no-intercept terms,
e.g. `(1+x+y|f)`

would be split into `(1|f) + (0+x|f) + (0+y|f)`

.
However, `||`

will fail to break up factors into separate terms;
the `dummy`

function can be useful in this case, although
it is not as convenient as `||`

.

`formula`

, `model.frame`

,
`model.matrix`

, `dummy`

.

Other utilities: `mkRespMod`

,
`mkReTrms`

, `nlformula`

,
`nobars`

, `subbars`

```
m <- ~ x + (x || g)
expandDoubleVerts(m)
set.seed(101)
dd <- expand.grid(f=factor(letters[1:3]),g=factor(1:200),rep=1:3)
dd$y <- simulate(~f + (1|g) + (0+dummy(f,"b")|g) + (0+dummy(f,"c")|g),
newdata=dd,
newparams=list(beta=rep(0,3),
theta=c(1,2,1),
sigma=1),
family=gaussian)[[1]]
m1 <- lmer(y~f+(f|g),data=dd)
VarCorr(m1)
m2 <- lmer(y~f+(1|g) + (0+dummy(f,"b")|g) + (0+dummy(f,"c")|g),
data=dd)
VarCorr(m2)
```

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