and other examples with no model specified in the input. (And, of course, other specifications, but let's start here.)
1) I saw from the user guide what this syntax stands for, but I don't see in the guide the interpretation or the goal of this syntax. Can you please indicate a resource that explains how to choose the syntax for the goals of your research?
2) From example 7.10, I don't see how to scale this syntax to different class sizes, like 3 or 4 classes.
If it helps, I wish to do LPA with 6 continuous dependent variables for 3 or 4 classes (to be determined), and eventually use 2 covariates.
The type of analysis you want to do determines how to create an input file. If you want to do LPA, follow Example 7.9. LPA is LCA with continuous latent class indicators. The CLASSES option is used to change the number of classes. The number in parentheses refers to the number of classes.
We have several courses available on the website. Topic 5 is an introduction to mixture modeling.
Chris Giebe posted on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 12:54 am
Hi, I'm trying to run an LPA with 4 cont. indicator variables (means of scales, range 1-5).
According to 7.9 this is just like running an LCA but leaving out the Categorical option in the Variable command of my 4 indicators.
However, I am getting this:
*** ERROR in VARIABLE command CLASSES option not specified. Mixture analysis requires one categorical latent variable.
I have tried to specify my indicators as categorical as well and am still getting the same error message.
Can you please help? I'm not sure why this isn't working.
Chris Giebe posted on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 1:06 am