Alternative implementations of Monte Carlo EM algorithms for likelihood inferences
© INRA, EDP Sciences 2001
Received: 14 September 2000
Accepted: 23 April 2001
Published: 15 July 2001
Two methods of computing Monte Carlo estimators of variance components using restricted maximum likelihood via the expectation-maximisation algorithm are reviewed. A third approach is suggested and the performance of the methods is compared using simulated data.
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