Re: animal model

From: Arthur <asremlforum_at_VSNI.CO.UK>
Date: Tue, 26 May 2009 23:21:04 +0100

Dear Roger,

I can't see where you atached the file.

The job as in the guide is rather complicated with PARTs etc so there could be many places where a small error would confuse the job.

If your .asr file contains a data summary,
it has successfully read down to the modeeel line.

The summary should include all the terms in the model listed (with maybe others inserted by ASReml).

Then, as it reads the remaining rows, (the variance structures) it reports what it finds to the .asr file.

So, if it has read the R structure lines, the variance structure for the residual term will bebr reported. Since there are 3 G structures, you should be able to see which one is failing because the earlier ones will be (correctly) reported.

You might like to strip the job down to one particular part (rename
for part 1).

If this doesn't get you going, include the model line and R and G structure lines and someone can look at what you have typed.

Structure/Factor mismatch may indicate that the model term to which the structure applies is not spelt correctly, or that the product of component sizes does not match the term size.

Tr.tag 2 # Direct animal effects.
Tr 0 FA1 !GP
   0.5 0.5 -.01 -.01 0.1
2.4 5.2 0.06 .8 .14
Tr 0 US
 2.8 6.4
0.0128 0.03 0.06
-.1 -.22 -.0011 0.72
 0.24 0.55 0.0026 -0.0202 0.14

If you have typed in the list of starting values, and missed one,
that would throw things out as well.

Arthur Gilmour

Retired Principal Research Scientist (Biometrics)

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