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 Eliora Porter posted on Tuesday, November 05, 2013 - 7:06 pm
Hi, I am trying to request a scree plot for an EFA in Mplus 7. Here's my syntax:

TITLE: EFA of original scales;
DATA: FILE IS MPlus_dataset_without_hamd252627_incCPT2.csv;
VARIABLE: NAMES ARE hama01-hama14, hamd01-hamd24;
CATEGORICAL ARE hama01-hama14, hamd01-hamd24; MISSING ARE ALL (-9);
OUTPUT: standardized;
modindices;
ANALYSIS: TYPE = EFA 1 5; ESTIMATOR IS WLSMV; ROTATION = VARIMAX;
PLOT: TYPE = PLOT2

According to what I've read elsewhere online, in order to view the plot I need to click on "Graph" at the top of Mplus, and select "View Graphs". I then should select "Eigenvalues for exploratory factor analysis" and click on "View" to see the scree plot. This seems straightforward, but I don't see a "Graph" menu at the top of this version of Mplus and when I just run the syntax the scree plot is not shown in the output. Is there a different procedure I need to follow to produce the scree plot in this version of Mplus? I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong here, so any suggestions to have on how to fix this problem would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks for your help,
Eliora
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Tuesday, November 05, 2013 - 7:33 pm
Are you running Mac or Windows?
 rgrove posted on Friday, December 06, 2013 - 5:30 am
Hi Linda,

I'm running a Mac and have followed the instructions for viewing graphs in R. While I can see other graphs in R using this procedure, I'm unable to view the scree plot from an EFA. Is this available in R?

Thanks for your help
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Friday, December 06, 2013 - 4:50 pm
This plot is not yet available on the Mac. It should be easy to get such a plot from Excel for example.
 T M C posted on Friday, February 27, 2015 - 11:25 pm
Hello,

I requested a scree plot in my EFA plot command; however, there isn't a plot included in my output. At the end of my printout there is this statement:

PLOT INFORMATION

The following plots are available:

Eigenvalues for exploratory factor analysis

Where can I find the scree plot if it is available?
Thank you for your help.
 Bengt O. Muthen posted on Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 1:32 am
Using PLOT2, The plot option Eigenvalues for exploratory factor analysis gives you a scree plot.

You can also request a Parallel analysis saying Parallel =
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