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 Sungha Jang posted on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 8:49 pm
I am interested in estimating simultaneous equation models with censored data.
I think MPlus is able to do this.

My questions are...
1) Which product should I buy?
(can MPlus base handle this?)
2) Is there any limitation on the number of dependent variables?
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 8:58 pm
If you are simply doing path analysis with censored variables involved, you need the BASE program. Mplus has a limit of 500 variables.
 Sungha Jang posted on Friday, February 15, 2008 - 10:24 pm
Thanks for you advice...

However, I found it impossible to run a simultaneous equation in my interest in path analysis.
(if variables are endogenous, there is no convergence)

For example, I want to run a model as follows
y1 on y2 x1;
y2 on y1 x2;

where both y1 and y2 are censored.

Can you advise me which option I should use (or which chapter in the manual to consult)?
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Friday, February 15, 2008 - 10:35 pm
Please send the input, data, and output to so I can see what you are doing.
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