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The cube root of pi (was Re: st: GLLAMM help)


From   "Clive Nicholas" <Clive.Nicholas@newcastle.ac.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   The cube root of pi (was Re: st: GLLAMM help)
Date   Sun, 3 Oct 2004 01:42:55 +0100 (BST)

Dana Shills replied to Stas Kolenikov:

[...]

> In the total variance you mention, what is _pi^2/6? Im sorry if this is
> too
> basic a question but could you at least direct me to some elementary
> reference material..I have only used SAS's PROC MIXED for this kind of
> variance component analysis before.
>
> _pi^2/6 + 0.054 + 0.012.

I'm not entirely sure what kind of variance component this represents, but
it should be taken as the cube root of pi (as in the Greek pi). I'm not
sure if pi = 3.142 or something else in this case. I am sure that we will
be enlightened eventually.

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