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 Chris Weber posted on Friday, October 29, 2010 - 9:30 pm

I am estimating a bayesian CFA and noticed that the deviance information criterion is missing when using categorical indicators? Was this intentional? I would like to compare the fit between several models and all that is included in the output is the PP p-value. Is there a particular reason why the DIC is absent? Is it not recommended for categorical indicators?

Thanks in advance.

 Tihomir Asparouhov posted on Friday, October 29, 2010 - 10:44 pm
DIC is currently not available with categorical variables. That is because the likelihood can not be evaluated explicitly.
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