Hello, I am a new user of Mplus and I have problems reading SPSS data into Mplus. Mplus gives the following error:
*** ERROR The number of observations is 0. Check your data and format statement. Data file: Leeuwenspel & cito voor Mplus_zonder StudentID.csv *** ERROR Invalid symbol in data file: "101" at record #: 1, field #: 1
The value in the first record at the first field is 101 (a numeric variable), and I don't understand why the error occurs or how I can fix this.
All variables are numeric, point decimal, and variable names do not exceed 8 characters. I have tried both .dat and .csv files.
Hi, Can I open an SPSS files .sav in Mplus editor? It doesn't appear as an file format option when I tried your recommendation above. Only .inp and .out are options. Any other suggestions, I am working on my dissertation? Also can Mplus randomly split the data in an SPSS file .sav?
Thank you for your reply, I was able to get the code from the User guide. Now I am wanting to test mediation a different way, under the assumptions of Preacher & Hayes (2004, 2008). Is there syntax for this that is different from the Barron and Kenny approach? or does MPLUS not compute mediation in this way?