Difference between forms of factor coding: "*" and "!I"

From: jason <asremlforum_at_VSNI.CO.UK>
Date: Mon, 3 Aug 2009 07:10:57 +0100

Dear all,

I tried to fit a very simple model: yield ~ mu site !r variety. There were 100 varieties but coded discontinuously from 1 to 200. I fit the model using "variety *" first, then used "variety !I !SORT" for the same model. My expectation was that both would give the identical results, except that the BLUPs of non-existing varieties be set to zeros in the first model. But I don't understand why the two models actually differed in the fixed site effect, e.g., df, Wald F value, standard errors of BLUEs and predicted values. The model with "variety *" had much smaller standard errors of prediction. Could any one explain that to me? Thanks a lot!


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