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 Gareth posted on Monday, November 08, 2010 - 9:24 am
Is it possible to request more than three decimal places for the parameter estimates? I have a very small effect which is significant but estimated as 0.000. I probably need the fourth decimal place.

Thank you in advance.
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Monday, November 08, 2010 - 12:11 pm
You can save the results using the RESULTS option of the SAVEDATA command. Results are saved with more decimals.
 Anonymous posted on Wednesday, November 07, 2012 - 12:58 pm
I have been trying to obtain extra decimal places for my parameter estimates as follows:

savedata:
format is f10.5;
file is data.dat;
estimates are estimates.dat;

Although the data is saved to 5 decimal places the parameter estimates are only saved to 3 decimal places. Is there a way round this?
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Wednesday, November 07, 2012 - 1:10 pm
Use the RESULTS option not the ESTIMATES option.
 Simone Croft posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 9:54 am
Hello,

I've been following the instructions above to get an extra decimal place in my results. I have added the following command:

SAVEDATA:
RESULTS ARE: "C:\Desktop\CLRES-EMO-MGCP.dat";

I'm not getting any error messages regarding this line of code, but I'm also unable to find the actual dat file with the results. I've tried a couple of locations, but can't find the file. Do you have any ideas why this might be happening?

Thanks in advance,
Simone
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 12:36 pm
Look at the end of the output. Does it say it was saved? If so, copy the name of the file and search for it on your computer. Otherwise, send the output and your license number to support@statmodel.com.
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