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 luhua zhao posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 - 7:27 pm
I am thinking of getting mplus, but currently still using sas for factor analysis. We have 31 variables, all are 3 level categorical variables. Based on sas techinical support, I get the polychoric correlation matrix, and used this matrix in proc factor.

I wonder if this approach is the same one used in mplus.

Besides, what are the major advantages of using mplus? Thanks.
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 - 2:08 pm
Mplus uses this approach with the unweighted least squares estimator. With the weighted least squares estimator, a weight matrix is involved. With both estimators, standard errors and chi-square fit and other fit statistics are available.
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