I am trying to save some parameter estimates after doing a CFA model. I am using the estimates command in the savedata option however, it keeps saving the tech1 outputs and I don't want it to. Is there anyway I can control what is being saved I only want to save the parameter estimates for the factor loadings, means, and covariance values. Also is there a way to have the data saved in columns (like the FSCORES command)?
The parameter estimates are saved in the order they are in TECH1. There is no way to obtain only certain parameter estimates. They are not saved in columns because there are not values for each observation. There is only one estimate per parameter. What are you planning to do with these parameter estimates.
I was hoping to take these parameter estimates into SAS and then use these estimates to do different methods to calculate factor scores and compare the factor scores I get. I know MPLUS creates Thurstone factor scores but I was hoping to calculate Bartlett and some newer methods that were published in the last couple of years.
You will need to save them in separate files. The files do not have the same dimensions. Use the FILE option in SAVEDATA to save the individual data. Use the ESTIMATES option to save the parameter estimates.