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 Anonymous posted on Sunday, April 28, 2002 - 7:09 pm
Can anyone tell me how to set seed number in Monte Carlo study? Is there any rule for setting seed number?

Thanks in advance
 bmuthen posted on Monday, April 29, 2002 - 8:24 am
No rules really. Just give a (randomly chosen) number. Old numerical analysis folk lore said to choose the last digit to be an uneven number. But for the really serious person there are random number tables.
 Anon posted on Monday, September 26, 2005 - 7:37 am
I am interested in doing an EFA simulation study -Can EFA data be simulated using MPLUS?
If so, can I create nonnormal and/or categorical data?
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Monday, September 26, 2005 - 8:27 am
You would need to do an EFA in a CFA framework to generate EFA data using Mplus. And yes, you can create categorical data.
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