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 amal khanolkar posted on Friday, August 03, 2012 - 1:40 pm
Hi,

I've been trying to run an SEM, but get the following error message:

*** ERROR
The number of observations is 0. Check your data and format statement.
Data file: mat.smoking_offspring_BW_BP.dat


- I've checked my dataset and it looks fine (both the dat file and in Stata)

- What does the 'format' statement refer to?

Thanks & regards,

/Amal.
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Friday, August 03, 2012 - 5:56 pm
If your data are in fixed format, you need a format statement. See the FORMAT option.

Please send the output, data, and your license number to support@statmodel.com.
 amal khanolkar posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 3:00 pm
Hi,

I get the following message in my outfile file:

MAXIMUM LOG-LIKELIHOOD VALUE FOR THE UNRESTRICTED (H1) MODEL IS-1712319.131


THE MODEL ESTIMATION TERMINATED NORMALLY

THE STANDARD ERRORS OF THE MODEL PARAMETER ESTIMATES COULD NOT BE
COMPUTED. THE MODEL MAY NOT BE IDENTIFIED. CHECK YOUR MODEL.
PROBLEM INVOLVING PARAMETER 25.

THE CONDITION NUMBER IS 0.121D-11.

THE ROBUST CHI-SQUARE COULD NOT BE COMPUTED.

- What does parameter 25 refer to and how do I locate it?

- What does the condition number refer to?

Thanks in advance,

/Amal.
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 6:17 pm
You can find out which parameter 25 is by looking at TECH1. The condition number is related to identification.
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