- new interface such that 'objective@info$expMean‘, 'objective@info$expCov‘ and 'objective@info$likelihoods‘ are available in FIML or RAM objective functions.
- bug fix for omxSetParameters with lbound or ubound of NA.
- catching unknown matrix operator or function in mxAlgebra() or mxConstraint() declaration
- deprecated ‘all’ argument from mxPath function and replaced it with ‘connect’ argument. Also updated demos that used ‘all’ argument and documentation.
- removed ‘excludeself’ argument from mxPath() function
- added deprecation warning for argument ‘all’ = TRUE in mxPath()
- added support for OpenMP in hessian calculation
- added support for OpenMP in continuous FIML objective function
- added support for OpenMP in ordinal FIML objective function
- added support for OpenMP in joint ordinal/continuous FIML objective function
- added more descriptive error message to mxOption()
- serializing the sum operation on likelihoods - floating point addition is not associative

- fixed bug in summary() function, see http://openmx.psyc.virginia.edu/thread/1104
- fixed bug in independence model likelihood calculation for ML objective
- included support for gcc 4.5 and 4.6 under 32-bit x86

- fixed several bugs in joint ordinal-continuous integration
- fixed several typos in User Guide

- Joint and Ordinal documentation included and up to date.
- added deprecation warning for argument ‘all’=TRUE in mxPath()
- added omxSelectRowsAndCols, omxSelectRows and omxSelectCols documentation
- fixed model flattening to keep track of confidence intervals in submodels
- added error checking for dimnames on MxMatrix and MxAlgebra objects
- reformated comments and heading style for all demos
- fixed segmentation fault on backend error condition
- turn off jiggling of free parameters with starting values of 0.0 when useOptimizer=FALSE
- allow non-RAM objective functions in RAM model
- change model type names to ‘default’ and ‘RAM’
- no longer explicitly transforming RAM + raw data models into FIML models
- fixed bug in MxMatrix indexing operator
- added argument ‘threshnames’ to mxFIMLObjective() and mxRAMObjective()
- renaming majority of omx* functions to imx* functions. See http://openmx.psyc.virginia.edu/thread/761
- added error checking to mxOption() function
- added “Optimality tolerance” to mxOption() selection
- added ‘lbound’ and ‘ubound’ columns to summary() output of free parameters
- added asterisks to the ‘lbound’ and ‘ubound’ columns when feasibility tolerance is met
- added “omxNot” function to the set of available mxAlgebra() function
- added “omxSelectRows”, “omxSelectCols”, and “omxSelectRowsAndCols” as mxAlgebra operators()
- added “mean” function to the set of available mxAlgebra() functions
- added slots “expCov” and “expMean” to the MxRAMObjective function
- added useOptimizer option to mxRun.
- added error checking in frontend and backend for non-positive-definite observed covariance matrices
- added “omxGreaterThan”, “omxLessThan”, “omxApproxEquals”, “omxAnd”, and “omxOr” operators to the set of mxAlgebra() operators
- error checking for model[[1]] or model[[TRUE]]
- error checking in the front-end whether more than 20 ordinal columns are present in a data set
- improved performance in the front-end in mxModel() for adding paths to RAM models
- print name of algebra when operator has too few or too many arguments
- added mxErrorPool() function and R documentation.
- added Apache license information to all R documentation files.
- new implementation of mxEval().
- new argument ‘defvar.row’ to mxEval(). See ?mxEval.
- handling definition variables for (I - A) ^ - 1 speedup
- handling square bracket labels for (I - A) ^ - 1 speedup
- added argument ‘free’ to omxGetParameters. See ?omxGetParameters.
- added argument ‘strict’ to omxSetParameters. See ?omxSetParameters.
- eliminated warnings for confidence interval optimization codes
- added ”...” argument to mxRObjectiveFunction()
- fix memory leak in RAM objective function
- removed dependency to MBESS library in R documentation
- added more descriptive error message when thresholds are not sorted
- incorporated NaN unsafe matrix-matrix multiplication (dgemm) from R <= 2.11.1
- incorporated NaN unsafe matrix-vector multiplication (dgemv) from R <= 2.11.1
- return NA in mxVersion() if “OpenMx” cannot be found
- fix infinite loop in objective function transformations
- added initialization to load OpenMx on swift workers
- implemented omxParallelCI() to calculate confidence intervals in parallel
- only calculating CIs for upper triangle of symmetric matrices
- cleanup appearance of transient MxMatrix objects in error messages
- fix bug with very large number of omxUntitledName() objects
- added optional argument CPUS=n to “make test” target
- change snowfall interface to use sfClusterApplyLB()
- storing raw data in row-major order, and copying contiguous data rows
- fix bug in mxModel() when using remove = TRUE

- error checking in front-end for non-positive-definite observed covariance matrices
- fix bug in MxMatrix indexing operator
- added deprecation warning for argument ‘all’=TRUE in mxPath()

- Bug fix corner case in sorting data with definition variables

- added error checking in ML objective to match expected covariance and observed covariance matrices
- updated BootstrapParallel.R demo to use mxData() instead of model@data
- added the dataset from the Psychometrika article (www.springerlink.com/content/dg37445107026711)

- added initialization to load OpenMx on swift workers
- only calculating CIs for upper triangle on symmetric matrices
- fix bug with very large number of omxUntitledName() objects
- incorporated NaN unsafe matrix-vector multiplication (dgemv) from R <= 2.11.1
- fix bug in mxModel() when using remove = TRUE
- Added intervals to MxModel class documentation

- return NA in mxVersion() if “OpenMx” cannot be found
- eliminate infinite loop in objective function transformations

- missing <errno.h> include
- fix memory leak in RAM objective function
- incorporated NaN unsafe matrix-matrix multiplication (dgemm) from R <= 2.11.1

- bugfix for mxEval() and MxData objects
- handling definition variables for (I - A) ^ - 1 speedup
- handling square bracket labels for (I - A) ^ - 1 speedup
- added argument ‘free’ to omxGetParameters. See ?omxGetParameters.
- added argument ‘strict’ to omxSetParameters. See ?omxSetParameters.
- eliminated warnings for confidence interval optimization codes

- added missing entries to demo 00INDEX file

- added growth mixture models to user guide
- added initial Swift hook in omxLapply() - currenly activated only for mxRun calls
- fixed a bug in mxRename() when encountering symbol of missingness
- bugfix for crash when ‘*’ is used instead of ‘%*%’
- feature removal: square brackets in MxMatrix labels now accept only literal values
- bugfix for definition variables used in mxRowObjective (which is still experimental)
- bugfix for (I - A) ^ -1 speedup with FIML optimization

- fixed a bug in -2 LL calculation in RAM models with definition variables and raw data

- improved error messages for non 1 x n means vectors in FIML and ML
- fixed a performance bug that was forcing too many recalculations of the covariance matrix in FIML optimizations.
- defualt behavior is to disable standard error calculations when model contains nonlinear constraints
- improved error messages for NA values in definition variables
- added error message when expected covariance dimnames and threshold dimnames do not contain the same elements.
- fixed a bug when mxRename() encounters a numeric or character literal.
- new chapters added to OpenMx user guide.
- fixed a bug in -2 log likelihood calculation with missing data

- improved error messages when identical label is applied to free and fixed parameters
- added ‘onlyFrontend’ optional argument to mxRun() function. See ?mxRun.
- disabling cbind() and rbind() transformations as they are broken.

- added error detection when multiple names are specified in mxMatrix(), mxAlgebra(), etc.
- removed ‘digits’ argument from mxCompare. Target behavior of argument was unclear. See ?mxCompare
- more informative error messages for ‘dimnames’ argument of objective functions
- more informative error messages when constraints have wrong dimensions
- improved error detected for ‘nrow’ and ‘ncol’ arguments of mxMatrix() function
- fixed a bug in ordinal FIML objective functions with non-used continuous data

- calculating cycle length of RAM objective functions
- bugfix: preserve rownames when converting data.frame columns to numeric values
- ‘nrow’ and ‘ncol’ arguments now supercede matrix dimensions in mxMatrix()
- add boolean argument ‘vector’ to mxRAMObjective() for returning the vector of likelihoods
- added demo(OneFactorModel_LikelihoodVector) as example of ‘vector=TRUE’ in RAM model
- cbind() and rbind() inside MxAlgebra expressions with all arguments as MxMatrix objects are themselves transformed into MxMatrix objects
- bugfix with square bracket substitution
- finishing implementing sorting of raw data in mxFIMLObjective()
- added ‘RAM Optimization’ and ‘RAM Max Depth’ to model options. See ?mxOption
- added support for linux x86_64 with gcc 4.1.x

- confidence interval optimizations now jitter if they can’t get started
- added error checking for dimensions of expected means in ML + FIML objectives
- check for missing observed means when using (optional) expected means in ML
- added citation(“OpenMx”) information

- fixed bug in calculation of confidence intervals around non-objective values
- checking for partial square bracket references on input
- fixed error reporting for non-positive-definite covariances in FIML
- implemented initial sorting-based speedup for FIML objectives
- added ‘No Sort Data’ to mxOptions()
- eliminated getOption(‘mxOptimizerOptions’) and getOption(‘mxCheckpointOptions’)
- added getOption(‘mxOptions’)
- error messages for illegal names provide function call information
- added ‘estimates’ column to confidence intervals in summary() of model
- fixed bug so checkpointing will work in R 2.9.x series
- fixed bug so mxRename() works on confidence interval specification
- renaming ‘estimates’ column of confidence interval summary output to ‘estimate’

- confidence interval frontend was requesting nonexistent matrices
- omxNewMatrixFromMxMatrix() assumed input was always integer vector S-expression
- confidence intervals mislabeling free parameter names

- added ‘newlabels’ argument to omxSetParameters() function
- now throwing errors to the user when detected from the backend in mxRun()
- checkpointing mechanism implemented - mxRun(model, checkpoint = TRUE)
- never computing confidence intervals for matrix cells where free = FALSE (all bets are off on algebras)
- added mxOption(model, “CI Max Iterations”, value)
- added documentation for mxRestore() function
- default expected means vectors are no longer generated

- new arguments to mxRun() for checkpointing and socket communication (doesn’t work yet)
- throw an error if FIML objective has thresholds but observed data is not a data.frame object.
- bugfix for R version 2.11.0 is detecting as.symbol(“”) character as missing function parameter
- mxFactor() function accepts data.frame objects
- added mxCI() function to calculate likelihood-based confidence intervals
- mxCompare() shows model information for base models
- added flag all=[TRUE|FALSE] to mxCompare() function
- ‘SaturatedLikelihood’ argument to summary() function will accept MxModel object

- implemented new ordinal data interface http://openmx.psyc.virginia.edu/thread/416#comment-1421 (except for ‘means=0’ component)
- added mxFactor() function (see ?mxFactor for help)
- added R documentation for rvectorize() and cvectorize()
- implemented eigenvalues and eigenvectors
- added ‘numObs’, ‘numStats’ arguments to mxAlgebraObjective()
- added ‘numObs’, ‘numStats’ arguments to summary()

- mxConstraint(“A”, “=”, “B”) is now written as mxConstraint(A == B)
- renaming ‘cov’ argument to ‘covariance’ in omxMnor()
- renaming ‘lbounds’ argument to ‘lbound’ in omxMnor()
- renaming ‘ubounds’ argument to ‘ubound’ in omxMnor()
- renaming ‘cov’ argument to ‘covariance’ in omxAllInt()
- argument ‘silent = TRUE’ to mxRun() will no longer suppress warnings
- argument ‘suppressWarnings = TRUE’ to mxRun() will suppress warnings

- added error checking for mxBounds() with undefined parameter names
- improving error messages in mxMatrix() function
- fixed aliasing bug in mxAlgebra() with external variables and constant values

- added directory to repository for nightly tests (“make nightly”)
- performance improvement to namespace conversion
- changing MxPath data structure from a list to an S4 object
- new signature for omxSetParameters(model, labels, free, values, lbound, ubound, indep)
- checked in implementation of mergesort
- changed mxCompare() signature to mxCompare(base, comparison, digits = 3)

- bugfix for assigning default data name when default data does not exist
- bugfix for sharing/unsharing data to a three-level hierarchy
- bugfix for error reporting in bad matrix access, uncalculated std. errors, and poor omxAllint thresholds
- implemented rvectorize, cvectorize algebra functions: vectorize by row, and vectorize by column
- not allowing the following forbidden characters in names or labels: “+-!~?:*/^%<>=&|$”
- added timestamp to summary() output
- reimplemented summary() function to handle unused data rows, and independent submodels
- reimplemented names(model), model$foo, and model$foo <- value to return all components of a model tree
- started work on an “OpenMx style guide” section to the User Guide.
- fix documentation + demo errors brought to our attention by dbishop

- bugfix for ordinal FIML with columns that are not threshold columns
- bugfix for detection of algebraic cycles when multiple objective functions are present
- test cases included for standard error calculation
- enabled standard error calculation by default

- bugfix for memory leak behavior in kronecker product calculation
- implemented kronecker exponentiation operator %^%.
- actually updating means calculations in ordinal FIML models
- removing standard errors from summary() until they are computed correctly

- added ‘unsafe’ argument to mxRun function. See ?mxRun for more information.
- bugfix for filtering definition variable assignment to current data source.
- bugfix for using data.frame with integer type columns that are not factors.

- implemented omxAllInt, use ?omxAllInt for R help on this function
- implemented omxMnor, use ?omxMnor for R help on this function
- added option to calculate Hessian after optimization. See ?mxOption for R help.
- added option to calculate standard errors after optimization. See ?mxOption for R help.
- added R documentation for vech, vechs, vec2diag, and diag2vec
- performance improvements for independent submodels
- added ‘silent=FALSE’ argument to mxRun() function
- added R documentation for omxApply(), omxSapply(), and omxLapply()
- wrote mxRename() and added R documentation for function
- added ‘indep’ argument to summary() to ignore independent submodels (see ?summary)
- added ‘independentTime’ to summary() output. Wall clock time for independent submodels.
- added ‘wallTime’ and ‘cpuTime’ to summary() output. Total wall clock time and total cpu time.
- implemented ‘:’ operator for MxAlgebra expressions. 1:5 returns the vector [1,2,3,4,5]
- implemented subranges for ‘[‘ operator in MxAlgebra expressions. foo[1:5,] is valid inside algebra.
- added omxGetParameters, omxSetParameters, omxAssignFirstParameters. Use ? for documentation.
- renamed all objective function generic functions from omxObj* to genericObj*
- enumerated OpenMx and NPSOL options in ?mxOption documentation
- implemented foo[x,y] and foo[x,y] <- z for MxMatrix objects

- added ‘mxVersion’ slot to output of summary() function.
- added documentation of summary() function.
- set default function precision for ordinal FIML evaluation to “1e-9”
- not throwing an error on mxMatrix(‘Full’, 3, 3, labels = c(NA, NA, NA))
- applying identical error checking to single thresholds matrix and single thresholds algebra
- implemented generic method names() for MxModel objects.
- implemented vec2diag() and diag2vec() matrix algebra functions.

- definition variables can now be used inside algebra expressions
- definition variables inside of MxMatrices will populate to the 1st row before conformability checking. In plain english: you do not need to specify the starting values for definition variables.
- the square-bracket operator when used in MxMatrix labels is no longer restricted to constants for the row and column. The row and column arguments will accept any term that evaluates to a scalar value or a (1 x 1) matrix.
- summary() on a model returns a S3 object. Behaves like summary() in stats package.
- eliminated UnusualLabels.R test case. Too many problems with windows versus OS X versus linux.
- implemented vech() and vechs() functions: half-vectorization and strict half-vectorization
- fixed bug in ordinal FIML when # of data columns > # of thresholds
- added ‘frontendTime’ and ‘backendTime’ values to summary() output. They store the elapsed time of a model in the R front-end and C back-end, respectively.
- created a name space for the OpenMx library. Only mx**() and omx**() functions should be exported to the user, plus several miscellaneous matrix functions and S4 generic functions.
- corrected ‘observedStatistics’ output of summary() to exclude definition variables
- corrected ‘observedStatistics’ output of summary() count the number of equality constraints

- added ‘vector’ argument to mxFIMLObjective() function. Specifies whether to return the likelihood vector (if TRUE) or the sum of log likelihoods (if FALSE). Default value is FALSE.
- renamed omxCheckEquals() to omxCheckIdentical(). omxCheckIdentical() call “identical” so that NAs can be compared.
- added checking of column names of F and M matrices in RAM objective functions.
- added ‘dimnames’ argument to mxRAMObjective() function. Populates the column names of F and M matrices.
- added square bracket operator to MxAlgebra expressions. A[x,y] or A[,y] or A[x,] or A[,] are valid.
- square bracket operator supports row and column string arguments.
- mxModel(remove=TRUE) accepts both character names or S4 named entities.
- added support for x86_64 on OS X 10.6 (snow leopard)
- fixed support for x86_64 on Ubuntu 9.10 (gcc 4.4)
- throw error message when inserting a named entity into a model with an identical name
- added Anthony William Fairbank Edwards “Likelihood” (1972; 1984) A, B, O blood group example to online documentation

- omxGraphviz() either prints to stdout or to a filename
- updated omxGraphviz() to draw an arrow if (value != 0 || free == TRUE || !is.na(label))
- omxGraphviz() returns a character string invisibly
- error checking for bogus definition variables
- summary() uses matrix dimnames by default, use options(‘mxShowDimnames’=FALSE) to disable
- added support for gcc 4.4 (Ubuntu 9.10) on x86 and x86_64 architectures
- created R documention for omxGraphviz() function
- generalized dependency specification for objective functions (omxObjDependencies)
- fixed cross-reference links in User Guide

- 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’