Hi. I'm running a very large simulation study with Mplus and wanted to know if there was anyway that I could call the Mplus program from within another program or from a DOS .BAT file so that I could automate the process and avoid having to submit each of my set of simulation commands individually. Thank-you.
You should also get at least chi-square and with the new rotations other fit statistics. As always in EFA, besides fit statistics, theory behind the number of factors for which the items were developed is a good guide.
Vlad posted on Wednesday, November 04, 2009 - 3:31 am
Hi Linda, According theory 3 factors are enough. However, Chi-Square p-value for 3factors is 0.00. Moreover, I am not sure about Chi-S. since Mplus gives some notes:* The chi-square value for MLM, MLMV, MLR, ULSMV, WLSM and WLSMV cannot be used for chi-square difference tests. MLM, MLR and WLSM chi-square difference testing is described in the Mplus Technical Appendices at www.statmodel.com. See chi-square difference testing in the index of the Mplus User's Guide.
** The degrees of freedom for MLMV, ULSMV and WLSMV are estimated according to a formula given in the Mplus Technical Appendices at www.statmodel.com. See degrees of freedom in the index of the Mplus User's Guide.