refitML {lme4} R Documentation

## Refit a Model by Maximum Likelihood Criterion

### Description

Refit a (merMod) model using the maximum likelihood criterion.

### Usage

refitML(x, ...)
## S3 method for class 'merMod'
refitML(x, optimizer = "bobyqa", ...)


### Arguments

 x a fitted model, usually of class "lmerMod", to be refit according to the maximum likelihood criterion. ... optional additional parameters. None are used at present. optimizer a string indicating the optimizer to be used.

### Details

This function is primarily used to get a maximum likelihood fit of a linear mixed-effects model for an anova comparison.

### Value

an object like x but fit by maximum likelihood

refit and update.merMod for more extensive refitting.