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 Mike Zyphur posted on Friday, March 09, 2012 - 9:39 am
Hi Linda and Bengt,
Is there any way to retrieve the posterior estimates from MCMC estimation that are used to populate the graphs of their distribution? It would be great for manually testing hypotheses regarding the probability that a parameter is in a specific region.

Cheers
mike
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Friday, March 09, 2012 - 4:06 pm
You can use the BPARAMETERS option of the SAVEDATA command:

BPARAMETERS = filename;

You will get the Bayesian iterations saved into that file. It is the same information that is used to plot Bayesian posterior distribution plots and Bayesian tracelines. In Version 6.12, we show in the summary the order the parameters are saved.
 S.Arunachalam posted on Friday, July 05, 2013 - 10:00 am
Hello Prof. Muthen,
I am using Bparameters to save the Bayesian parameters. However the Mplus code doesn't run when I use OUTPUT statement along with SAVEDATA: BParamaters statement?
The reason I am using OUTPUT is to request for STDYX parameters as well.

Best,
Arun
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Saturday, July 06, 2013 - 6:36 am
Please send the output and your license number to support@statmodel.com.
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