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 Linda Ko posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 - 12:05 pm
I am just learning to use Mplus on my own. What is a start value? When do you use one?
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 - 12:08 pm
A starting value is a value assigned to a parameter as the value where model estimation begins for that parameter. Mplus has default starting values. I would not use starting values unless I had problems that forced me to.
 Linda Ko posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 - 3:47 pm
What kinds of problems could force one to use a start value?
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 - 4:19 pm
Convergence.
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