asremlPlus: Augments 'ASReml-R' in Fitting Mixed Models and Packages Generally in Exploring Prediction Differences

Assists in automating the selection of terms to include in mixed models when 'asreml' is used to fit the models. Also used to display, in tables and graphs, predictions obtained using any model fitting function and to explore differences between predictions. The content falls into the following natural groupings: (i) Data, (ii) Object manipulation functions, (iii) Model modification functions, (iv) Model testing functions, (v) Model diagnostics functions, (vi) Prediction production and presentation functions, (vii) Response transformation functions, and (viii) Miscellaneous functions (for further details see 'asremlPlus-package' in help). A history of the fitting of a sequence of models is kept in a data frame. Procedures are available for choosing models that conform to the hierarchy or marginality principle and for displaying predictions for significant terms in tables and graphs. The 'asreml' package provides a computationally efficient algorithm for fitting mixed models using Residual Maximum Likelihood. It is a commercial package that can be purchased from 'VSNi' <> as 'asreml-R', who will supply a zip file for local installation/updating (see <>). It is not needed for functions that are methods for 'alldiffs' and 'data.frame' objects. The package 'asremPlus' can also be installed from <>.

Version: 4.3-21
Depends: R (≥ 3.5.0)
Imports: dae, ggplot2, stats, methods, utils, reshape, dplyr, stringr, sticky, RColorBrewer, grDevices, graphics, foreach, parallel, doParallel
Suggests: testthat, lattice, emmeans, lmerTest, pbkrtest, R.rsp
Enhances: asreml
Published: 2021-09-23
Author: Chris Brien ORCID iD [aut, cre]
Maintainer: Chris Brien <chris.brien at>
License: MIT + file LICENSE
NeedsCompilation: no
SystemRequirements: asreml-R 2.x
Materials: NEWS
CRAN checks: asremlPlus results


Reference manual: asremlPlus.pdf
Vignettes: Ladybird: a predictions example using asreml and asremlPlus
Ladybird: a predictions example using lm and asremlPlus
Wheat: a full analysis of an experiment with spatial variation
Wheat: using information criteria


Package source: asremlPlus_4.3-21.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): asremlPlus_4.3-21.tgz, r-release (x86_64): asremlPlus_4.3-21.tgz, r-oldrel: asremlPlus_4.2-32.tgz
Old sources: asremlPlus archive


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