merlin stands for Mixed Effects Regression for LInear, Non-linear and user-defined models. The
merlin packages implement the methodology described in the paper:
Crowther MJ. Extended multivariate generalised linear and non-linear mixed effects models. arXiv:1710.02223.
You can get the methods preprint here (or the easier to read software preprint here), which I recommend you read before trying out the accompanying software (note,
merlin used to be called
megenreg, and the syntax is out of date in the methods pre-print!). The software is being constantly developed and improved. This page details the development of the package, both in terms of version histories and planned features to be added.
Please get in contact if you find it useful in your methodological or applied work. And of course, please cite the above paper.
Links to package specific tutorials illustrating the many uses of the framework can be found below.
merlin in Stata
An introductory preprint on Stata’s
merlin (submitted to the Stata Journal) can be downloaded here. The current stable version of
merlin can be installed from the SSC archive by typing:
ssc install merlin
Any updates can be picked up by typing
adoupdate, update. The development version of
merlin in Stata, can be installed by typing:
net install merlin, from("https://www.mjcrowther.co.uk/code/merlin/")
and then run
adoupdate as normal to pick up any updates. I may also change where the development version is hosted, so check back here every so often.
merlin in R
merlin was released on CRAN on 15th August 2018.
- Tutorials in R (coming soon)