Version  Date  

0.43  03/09/07  Uploaded onto CRAN. Otherwise largely identical to version 0.421. 
0.41 / 0.421  08/08/07  Technical improvements concerning the handling of S3 methods and the name space. Random effect standard deviation now available in output. Updated vignette. (not published online). 
0.40  29/11/06  Uploaded onto CRAN. Otherwise largely identical to version 0.392. 
0.39 / 0.392  13/11/06  support for up to 600 mass points, minor bug fixes relating the likelihood spike protection and the function post() (not published online). 
0.38  04/09/06  Uploaded onto CRAN. Largely identical to version 0.37. 
0.37  14/08/06 
New function post() for posterior model information, replacing masspoint.classifier() .

0.363 / 0.364  11/08/06  support for up to 30 mass points, easier access of standard errors via summary()$coef (not published online).

0.362  04/08/06 
A bug with the handling of weights and offsets in tolfind was fixed.

0.361  04/08/06 
A bug in the calculation of standard errors for Poisson and Binomial models was fixed. Option vc in tolfind abolished.

0.36  01/08/06 
Several adjustments, particularly for the case k=1 .

0.358  26/07/06  The necessity to specify the data frame within the weights or offset argument is abolished. 
0.352 / 0.357  25/07/06  Working versions, with several minor improvements and bug fixes (not published online). 
0.35 / 0.351  12/07/06  Posterior intercept in $post.int ;
Name Space; object components rearranged (information about the last
GLM fit removed and replaced by the correct information concerning the
random effect model). All generics as fitted() refer then to the random effect model, too (not published online).

0.341  26/06/06  'data' variable robustified against misspecification (not published online).

0.34  06/06/06  First version published on CRAN. 
0.33  31/05/06  Improvements with tolfind , in particular with the graphical output.

0.322  29/05/06  Support for arbitrary number of masspoints k < 22 . tolfind also supported for gq 
0.321  23/05/06  Several corrections in manual, help pages, and vignette. sdev is also calculated for Gammamodels and used for starting point selection.

0.32  26/04/06  New data set irlsuicide included. The handbook is now included in form of a vignette.

0.31  23/03/06  Additional option sdev fixing the mixture standard deviation. Several problems with the weight functions were fixed.

0.30  13/03/06  First 'real' package version. Otherwise largely identical to source code version 0.222. 
0.222  08/03/06  Several minor improvements, e.g. an invalid setting of k is 'caught' and gives an appropriate error message.

0.221  01/03/06  Names attribute attached to components ebp, post.prob, offset and to the output of predict() . A problem with the predict function for variance component models with random coefficients was fixed.

0.22  27/02/06  Unequal component dispersion parameters also available for allvc .
In preparation of inclusion into a formal package, several
modifications in order to ensure compatibility of generic functions
etc. 
0.21  17/02/06  Improved stability and error handling at several occasions; support for the generic function model.matrix() .

0.208  15/02/06  Further robustness problems with allvc reported by R. Darnell were fixed.

0.207  13/02/06  As the 'glm' class membership had disturbed the update() functionalities, objects are not any more of class 'glm'. In turn, explicit formulation of the family.glmm...() functions.

0.206  13/02/06  Several robustness problems with alldist and allvc
reported by F. Lawrence and R. Darnell were fixed.

0.205  07/02/06  Binomial models can now generally be specified by a matrix of frequencies or by a vector with proportions and a vector of weights. Support for missing values in allvc and tolfind .

0.204  15/01/06  Support for factorvalued Bernoulli response, and for cluster ID's other than 1,2,... in allvc .

0.203  13/01/06  A problem with Bernoulli data in alldist (with versions 0.201 and 0.202), caused by the implementation of the missing value routine, was fixed.

0.202  11/01/06  A problem with the output of allvc (with versions 0.20 and 0.201) was fixed.

0.201  06/01/06  Support for missing values in alldist ; spike protection for gammadistributed response in alldist ; new output component $model giving the extended design matrix.

0.20  23/12/05  Functionality of function gamdist integrated into alldist ; Gammadistributed response also available for allvc ; several changes in output and summaries; new functions plot.glmmNPML and plot.glmmGQ ; possibility to specify EM starting mass points.

0.18  08/12/05 
All objects are now of class c('glmmNPML/GQ', 'glm'). Additional output
$data is given. Support for various standard R functions as e.g. family() .

0.17  24/11/05  EM trajectory plots now also available for random coefficients; prediction functionalities for GQ extended. 
0.164  14/11/05  Generic function update can be applied on all "glmmNPML" and "glmmGQ" objects.

0.163  07/11/05  New functions predict.glmmNPML and predict.glmmGQ .

0.162  27/10/05  Prior weights are now available for all functions; new option damp.power ; summary and graphical output for gamdist improved.

0.161  24/10/05  Option verbose added to all functions.

0.16  10/10/05  New functions gamdist and tolfind .

0.151  06/10/05  A problem with the likelihood spike protection for negative mass points was fixed. Graphical outputs for nonnatural link functions improved. 
0.15  05/10/05  Another problem for variance component models with varying cluster sizes, involving the construction of masses from posterior probabilities, was fixed. In addition, the possibility of plotting the disparity over iteration number is provided. 
0.143  29/09/05  A problem for variance component models with varying cluster sizes, reported by E. Läärä, was fixed. 
0.142  26/09/05  Protection against likelihood spikes implemented. 
0.141  19/09/05  Improved graphical output for binomial models. 
0.14  30/08/05  EM damping can now be switched on or off 
0.13  15/07/05  Additionally to the disparities, also deviances can be calculated now. 
0.12  06/07/05  Inclusion of an offset. Additionally, a problem with Bernoulli data reported by R. Darnell was fixed. 
0.11  25/06/05  First version of allvc. 
0.10  12/05/05  First version of alldist. 