Mehdi Tav posted on Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 8:18 am
Hi, I have developed a CFA model using summary data but at the first step an error occurred as below: *** ERROR (Err#: 59) Error reading summary data
I tried and searched a lot, but couldn't find what is it about
my code is: TITLE: Project DATA: FILE IS 'final.dat'; TYPE IS CORR MEANS STDEVIATIONS ; NOBSERVATIONS ARE 263; VARIABLE: NAMES ARE w1 w2 w3 fort uf1 uf2 das1 das2 das3 eba stt mii; ANALYSIS: ESTIMATOR = ML ; MODEL: job by w1* w2 w3; subj by fort* uf1 uf2; dys by das1* das2 das3; constr by eba* stt mii;
See pages 456-457 of the user's guide to see how the data should be set up for TYPE IS CORR MEANS STDEVIATIONS ; If this does not help, send your input, data, output, and license number to email@example.com.
I'm having the same problem on Version 6.11. Pages 456-457 of the user's manual don't help. I can't even get the example data to work.
I think the problem is in how the datafile is set up, but I'm not sure. I have the first line of the data file as the means. The second line is the SD's. The next lines are the bottom triangle in the correlation matrix. I have each number in the lines separated by a space.
If your data are in the form of means, standard deviations, and correlations, the data should appear as follows with means on line 1, standard deviations on line 2, and correlations in one of the two ways shown below. These are in an external file which is references in the FILE option.