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 Anonymous posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 2:41 pm
I have currently specified a structurally equivalent 3 latent class model for 3 groups (using dummy variables for the groups) with the syntax:


type= mixture;
starts=1000 100;

class ON dummy2 dummy3;

Can anyone advise how can I specify exactly the same model using syntax for class specific statements e.g. some form of

class#1 on dummy2 dummy3
class#2 on dummy2 dummy3
class#3 on dummy2 dummy3

My motivation for doing so is that I wish to force class#3 to be a group-specific class with members from only one of the groups, and no members from the other two groups ie 2 groups have the same 2 classes, and the 3rd group has these two classes plus an additional one. Any help would be appreciated!
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 7:23 pm
See the TRAINING option. I think you can accomplish what you want with this.
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