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 Daniel Rodriguez posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 12:18 pm
Good afternoon,
I am working with a GIS data set and it includes MSA's (metropolitan statistical areas). This is a categorical variable and there are over 300 categories. Is it even possible to use this in a LPA? I want to look at a population density variable that varies across the different MSA's. It would be best to treat it as a categorical variable, but there are so many categories.
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 1:14 pm
In Mplus a categorical variable can have no more than 10 categories for estimation purposes.
 Daniel Rodriguez posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 1:19 pm
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