Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 16:30:55 -0400
Reply-To: Kevin Viel <citam.sasl@GMAIL.COM>
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From: Kevin Viel <citam.sasl@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: Simulated ZIP: SAS for Mixed Models, 2nd Ed.
On Wed, 16 Jul 2008 12:15:40 -0500, Robin R High <rhigh@UNMC.EDU> wrote:
>If you have no predictors other than the intercept, then lambda_i = lambda
>for the count part of the model for all observations; then overdispersion
>is even more likely. However, by adding predictors (getting different
>lambdas for different combinations of the x values) you hope to explain
>variation in the data through the Poisson part of the model and thus
>reduce overdispersion. If not, then a negative binomial ZI model might be
>of value. And as I experienced last week, in some situations excess 0's
>can be modeled more appropriately with a "hurdle" model (ZAP or ZANB),
>though that goes beyond the scope of your question. And also for
>reference if you have random effects, that feature is found with adding an
>error term to the x_i*B term. There are examples of that model in the
Doh! Of course. IOTT. I started with the trivial case of intercept only
simulations. Good to know I can think ahead, Ahem!
Interesting about the hurdle models. I was thinking the inflated models
would suffice without checking at this point. I should have known better.
Having you had any convergence or Hessian problems? Are you using COUNTREG?