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 tina kretschmer posted on Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 6:27 am
Hi Linda, hi Bengt,
I'm very new to Mplus and hope that my question doesn't sound overly stupid. I'm trying to analyse nested family data but don't get very far.
Basically, in my .dat file I have negative values (indicated by "-" in front of the number) - there's no way around them as I have to center a few variables.
However, Mplus now tells me that > "-" at record #:1, field #:18 " is an "invalid symbol in data file " (record 1 in field 18 is obviously a negative value).

Does Mplus not accept negative values? If it does, how can I convince it to accept my data?

Thanks very much in advance!
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 6:56 am
Mplus does accept negative values. Please send your input, data, output, and license number to
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