Re: SE fo constrain 'sum to zero' fixed effect

From: Arthur Gilmour <arthur.gilmour_at_CARGOVALE.COM.AU>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2009 14:56:57 +1000

Dear Vivi,

There is no simple way.

Assuming the term in question is fitted in the first (fitted dense)
part of the model, you could use the !VRB qualifier to extract the
variance matrix for the fixed effects. Then the variance of the missing
effect is the variance of the sum of the terms actually fitted. E.g.
It there is a total of 4 levels (A B C D), you will be able to extract
the variance matrix for (A-mu, B-mu, C-mu) a 3x3 matrix symbolically
represented by


The variance of D-mu is AA+BB+CC+2AB+2AC+2BC

Alternatively, you could use a predict statement like


or some variation of that.
!PRINTALL is required because this is not 'an estimable function'

Many statisticians dislike looking at such effects and consider it is
more sensible to look at estimable contrasts such as D vs

On Thu, 2009-04-23 at 20:32 -0700, vivi noviati wrote:
> Dear All,
> Please excuse my question, but I am wondering how to get SE for the
> last term in fixed effect when it was constrain to sum to zero using
> c(f).
> I am apologies if similar question had been asked before.
> Thank you.
> Regards,
> Vivi
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