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 Gareth posted on Saturday, November 13, 2010 - 6:41 am
Should the best loglikelihood be replicated to two decimal places, or is the nearest whole number sufficient?

For example:

Final stage loglikelihood values at local maxima, seeds, and initial stage start numbers:
-46462.753 514326 325
-46462.754 635245 121
-46462.754 991329 182
-46462.756 227563 63
-46462.757 930323 267
-46462.757 146900 391
 Bengt O. Muthen posted on Saturday, November 13, 2010 - 4:01 pm
If this is obtained by numerical integration, you don't need all 3 decimals to agree. When uncertain, use OPTSEED to run contending solutions and see how different the parameter estimates are - often they are essentially the same in these situations.
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