- checked observed data for dimnames on ML objective functions
- using dimnames= argument to mxMLObjective() and mxFIMLObjective() propagates to MxMatrix objects on output.
- bug fix for error message where model name is incorrect
- updated user guide in response to feedback from beta testers
- incremented version number to 0.2.1-922 to sync demos and user guide

- several of the twin model demo examples have been recoded.
- fixed bug with non-floating point matrices.
- more error checking for mxPath().
- tools/mxAlgebraParser.py will convert Mx 1.0 algebra expressions (Python PLY library is required).
- renamed “parameter estimate” column to “Estimate” and “error estimate” to “Std.Error” in summary().
- added ‘dimnames’ argument to mxFIMLObjective() and mxMLObjective().
- error checking for RAM models with non-RAM objective functions.

- improved error messages on unknown identifier in a model (beta tester issue)
- fixed bug in mxMatrix() when values argument is matrix and byrow=TRUE
- implemented square-bracket substitution for MxMatrix labels
- fixed a bug in computation of omxFIMLObjective within an algebra when definition variables are used
- significant alterations to back-end debugging flags
- tweaked memory handling in back-end matrix copying
- added support for x86_64 linux with gcc 4.2 and 4.3

- added checking and type coercion to arguments of mxPath() function (a beta tester alerted us to this)
- moved matrices into submodels in UnivariateTwinAnalysis_MatrixRaw demo
- added Beginners Guide to online documentation
- mxRun() issues an error when the back-end reports a negative status code
- named entities and free or fixed parameter names cannot be numeric values
- constant literals are allowed inside mxAlgebra() statements, e.g. mxAlgebra(1 + 2 + 3)
- constant literals can be of the form 1.234E+56 or 1.234e+56.
- type checking added to mxMatrix arguments (prompted by a forum post)
- mxPath() issues an error if any of the arguments are longer than the number of paths to be generated
- data frames are now accepted at the back-end
- FIML ordinal objective function is now working. Still a bit slow and inelegant, but working
- FIML ordinal now accepts algebras and matrices. dimnames of columns must match data elements
- implemented free parameter and fixed parameter substitution in mxAlgebra statements
- implemented global variable substitution in mxAlgebra statements
- turned off matrix and algebra substitution until a new proposal is decided
- snow and snowfall are no longer required packages
- added cycle detection to algebra expressions
- mxEval() with compute = TRUE will assign dimnames to algebras
- added dimnames checking of algebras in the front-end before optimization is called
- added ‘make rproftest’ target to makefile

- mxEvaluate() was renamed to mxEval() after input from beta testers on the forums.
- new function mxVersion that prints out the current version number (beta tester request).
- When printing OpenMx objects, the @ sign is used where it is needed if you would want to print part of the object (beta tester request).
- now supports PPC macs.
- implemented AIC, BIC and RMSEA calculations.
- mxMatrix documentation now talks about lower triangular matrices (beta tester request).
- fixed bugs in a number of demo scripts.
- added chi-square and p-value patch from beta tester Michael Scharkow.
- added comments to demo scripts.
- fixed a bug in the quadratic operator (a beta tester alerted us to this).
- means vectors are now always 1xn matrices (beta tester request).
- added an option “compute” to mxEval() to precompute matrix expressions without going to the optimizer.
- Matrix algebra conformability is now tested in R at the beginning of each mxRun().
- named entities (i.e. mxMatrices, mxAlgebras, etc.) can no longer have the same name as the label of a free parameter. (This seems obscure, but you will like what we do with it in the next version!)
- can use options(mxByrow=TRUE) in the R global options if you always read your matrices in with the byrow=TRUE argument. Saves some typing. (beta tester request)
- fixed the standard error estimates summary.
- added mxVersion() function to return the version number (as a string).

- Added R help documentation for omxCheckCloseEnough(), omxCheckWithinPercentError(),
omxCheckTrue(), omxCheckEquals(), and omxCheckSetEquals()

- (mxMatrix) Fixed a bug in construction of symmetric matrixes.
- now supports lower, standardized, and subdiagonal matrices.

(mxEvaluate) mxEvaluate translates MxMatrix references, MxAlgebra references, MxObjectiveFunction references, and label references.

(mxOptions) added ‘reset’ argument to mxOptions()

- (mxPath) renamed ‘start’ argument of mxPath() to ‘values’
- renamed ‘name’ argument of mxPath() to ‘labels’
- renamed ‘boundMin’ argument of mxPath() to ‘lbound’
- renamed ‘boundMax’ argument of mxPath() to ‘ubound’
- eliminated ‘ciLower’ argument of mxPath()
- eliminated ‘ciUpper’ argument of mxPath()
- eliminated ‘description’ argument of mxPath()

- (dimnames) implemented dimnames(x) for MxMatrix objects
- implemented dimnames(x) <- value for MxMatrix objects
- implemented dimnames(x) for MxAlgebra objects
- implemented dimnames(x) <- value for MxAlgebra objects

(mxMatrix) added ‘dimnames’ argument to mxMatrix()

(mxData) renamed ‘vector’ argument of mxData() to ‘means’