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 AL Lee posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 8:29 pm
Hi,

I am getting error messsage (Err#64).
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*** ERROR
(Err#: 64)
Invalid symbol at record #: 3
The record is shown below this message
"101221117-9*542000001"
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Do you know what this error is?
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 11:16 pm
Have you declared the asterisk (*) a missing value flag?
 Margarita Panayiotou posted on Friday, October 05, 2012 - 11:12 am
Hello,

I am new to the MPlus software, and I had the same error message:

*** ERROR
(Err#: 64)
Invalid symbol at record #: 7
The record is shown below this message
"33321211122121212*121122111231"

I was getting this error when I had set numeric values for my missing values

MISSING = ALL (88 99); (THAT IS HOW MISSING VALUES ARE DEFINED IN MY SPSS DATASET)


However, I followed the above post and placed * for missing values:

MISSING = *; and the problem was fixed.

Shouldn't the definition of missing values in mplus be the same as in the spss dataset?

Thank you in advance,
Have a nice day,

Margarita
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Friday, October 05, 2012 - 12:46 pm
Your data set has asterisks. If this is the missing value flag, this is what Mplus requires for missing. This is a function of how you created the data set.
 christine meng posted on Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 5:35 am
Hi,

I am estimating a series of nested path analysis. When I did not enter "child gender" (this is not the only variable that causes this problem) in the USEVARIABLES list, the model was terminated normally. But when I put "child gender" in the USEVARIABLES list, I got the following error messages. I could not figure out what was going on.


*** ERROR
The number of observations is 0. Check your data and format statement.
Data file: \maple\home$\cmeng2\Desktop\poverty.dat
*** ERROR
(Err#: 64)
Invalid symbol at record #: 1
The record is shown below this message

The data record is too long to print. Refer to your data file.
The first 70 characters of the data record is printed below:
" 3.00
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Monday, July 01, 2013 - 1:16 am
Open the file in the Mplus editor. You will see the invalid character at the beginning of the data set. Delete it and save the data.
 christine meng posted on Monday, July 01, 2013 - 2:52 am
Thank you so much, Linda! This solved the problem... Much appreciated!
 Connie Nshemereirwe posted on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 7:58 am
Hi,

After trying all the suggestions in this post to fix my problems (add format statement, declare missing values as asterixes, etc.) I am still getting an error message. Can you advise?
INPUT INSTRUCTIONS

TITLE: Exploratory Factor Model for UNEB 2010 data
DATA: FILE IS UNEB2.dat;
FORMAT IS 26F1.0;
VARIABLE: NAMES ARE u1-u26;
CATEGORICAL ARE u1-u26;
MISSING = *;
ANALYSIS: TYPE = EFA 1 4;


*** ERROR
The number of observations is 0. Check your data and format statement.
Data file: UNEB2.dat
*** ERROR
(Err#: 64)
Invalid symbol at record #: 1
The record is shown below this message
"00000001300000004000400***"

The actual first line of my data is:
*******13***0***4***4*****

(I converted the data from SPSS version 21)

I will apreciate your assistance

Connie
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 12:17 pm
Please send the input, data, output, and your license number to support@statmodel.com.
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