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 David S. DeGarmo posted on Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 5:30 pm
Dear MPlus, I would like to examine plots of my factor scores in basic LGM models. I am using MLR and sample weights. I have saved the factor scores to an external file. However, when I use the series command and the "Type = Plot3" in MPlus5, I can view the observed indicators and distributions, observed and fitted trajectories. However, there are no estimated growth factors under the histogram and scatterplot options. Should the factor scores also appear in the same window with the observed indicators?
Thank you in advance, D.
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 5:38 pm
If you have factors in the model, it is not necessary to save factor scores, they will automatically be available with the PLOT command to be viewed as histograms or in scatterplots. You don't put the growth factors in the SERIES list. Maybe you are not going down the list far enough. The factors appear after the observed variables.
 David S. DeGarmo posted on Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 10:05 pm
I was just saving scores to see them and series worked fine. I am running a simple 3 wave linear growth so the 3 observed indicators show in the drop down menu, my high tech mouse was not scrolling through window, did not realize there was a scroll bar. Thank you! factor plots are a great tool!
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