[R] Help with factanal and missing values

From: Antonio Prioglio <a.prioglio_at_city.ac.uk>
Date: Wed 14 Jul 2004 - 00:31:57 EST


Hi list,

I'm performing a series of confirmatory factor analysis on different groupings of items from data collected with questionnaires. There are some missing values.

For those sets with no missing values I call factanal(datamatrix,factors=n)

where datamatrix is a table of all observations for the items under investigation.

This call fails when there are missing values. help(factanal) does not give an example on calls with na.action and and mentiones a formula.

(Venables and Ripley, 2002 give only one example on p. 323 for a case where the covariance has already been calculated)

Could someone give me an example on such a call for a simple CFA?

Thanks for the help.

Saluti,
Antonio Prioglio

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