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 cchien posted on Friday, June 25, 2010 - 2:06 pm

I followed the guidance of Mplus manual to output some sample statistics by using SAMPSTAT option. Unlike the example showing in the manual(p.640), I just got means and correlation matrix. Meanwhile, the part of covariance matrix was not shown in the output file. However, if a correlation matrix is calculable, a covariance matrix should also exist. I am wondering whether my problem attributes to the use of ESTIMATOR=WLSMV or TYPE=COMPLEX. Any solution will be appreciated.
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Friday, June 25, 2010 - 2:54 pm
The sample statistics for categorical variables is a tetrachoric/polychoric correlation matrix. It sounds like this is your situation. If you need more of an explanation, please send your full output and license number to
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