I am new to this discussion board. My experience with Mplus and SEM is via a recent course. Thus, I am still figuring out how to remedy sytax issues as they arise. I would greatly appreciate guidance in this area.
I have syntax to create an input file (transferring an SPSS .dat file to MPlus). Please see below with the resulting error messages. I made sure the path file was small and was also told that if the input file was in the same file as the .dat that the full pathway was not needed. Is this saying that I have too many variable names? Also, "Q" is an alphabet character, right?
I've deleted my original syntax and some duplicate errors to meet the size requirements for a post.
Input line exceeded 90 characters. Some input may be truncated. VARIABLE: NAMES = CASEID YEAR SCH_ID TYPE GRADE SEX RACE Q1 Q2 Q9 Q11 Q12 Q15 Q16 Q17 Q25 *** ERROR Variable names must begin with an alphabet character: = *** ERROR in VARIABLE command Duplicate variable on NAMES list: CASEID *** ERROR in VARIABLE command
*** ERROR Variable names may only contain letters, digits, and the underscore '_' character: Q26(99)Q32(99)Q33(99)Q34(99)Q101(99)Q102(99)Q104(99)Q105(99)Q106(99)Q10