mxSaturatedModel: what to return, and how

mhunter's picture
Project:OpenMx
Component:Code
Category:feature request
Priority:normal
Assigned:Unassigned
Status:active
Description

It would be nice to have an mxSaturatedModel helper function. A draft of one is checked in, but it is untested and requires some revision.

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tbates's picture

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Title:mxSaturatedModel» mxSaturatedModel: what to return, and how

Hi,
The function I use returns

    return(list(SaturatedLikelihood = m2, IndependenceLikelihood = m3))

On the reporting side, this is consumed thus:

    umxReportFit(m1, saturatedModels = m1_sat)

It's currently really messy passing this into the built-in summary (very-long-named-parameters-and-there-are-two-of-them-:-)

If I had my druthers, I'd add a computeSat =T option to mxRun()

The saturated/ind models can be cached, and would be computed only once, when the user changes the data.

Maybe run a checksum on model@data@observed, (and model@manifestVars), then mark the sat/ind models dirty when this is not equal to a cached value.

Also, need to decide whether to
1a. Calc both ind and sat models: if only the sat is done, it will not meet the needs of our actual users.
1b. Whether to calc ind model analytically
2. Whether to handle submodels
3. How to check the model is valid for the sat/ind solutions being proposed (definition variables etc.)
4. Support non-RAM models.
5. Function and parameter names that encompass saturated and independence models.