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Table 3 Comparison of iteration numbers of EM-REML and AI-REML (tolerance = 10 −8 ) using simulated data with different heritability levels

From: GVCBLUP: a computer package for genomic prediction and variance component estimation of additive and dominance effects

Replication h α 2 = 0.0, h δ 2 = 0.0 h α 2 = 0.3, h δ 2 = 0.3
  EM-REML AI-REML EM-REML AI-REML
1 173 1 322 9
2 231 - 386 12
3 348 - 348 9
4 359 - 354 8
5 481 18 458 10
6 138 - 295 10
7 871 - 416 8
8 134 - 353 9
9 291 16 336 12
10 1000 10001 431 11
  1. 1AI-REML failed.