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 Jeremy Miles posted on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 5:50 pm
Is it possible to set up a model with three latent class variables, and have combinations of all of them.

Something like:

Model model c_1.c_2.c_3:

I know that c_1.c_2 is possible (as in example 8.8 in the manual), but I wanted to extend this.

In addition, I've been trying to get around this by using a larger number of classes and adding constraints, but I'm not succeeding - do you know if anyone has ever done this?


 Linda K. Muthen posted on Wednesday, December 01, 2010 - 9:57 am
Using three categorical latent variables with the . specification should work.
 Ping-Yin Kuan posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 - 6:26 pm
Dear Linda,

To follow the above question posted by Jeremy, is it possible to specify a new latent class variable which is a combination of two latent class variables? For example, if I have two latent class variables and each has two latent classes, I would like to specify a new latent class variable which has 4 classes as a crossed combination between these two LC variables.


 Linda K. Muthen posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 10:52 am
The simplest way is to have one latent class variable with four classes. If you have two with two classes, you can use the . formulation shown in Example 8.14.
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