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By *rabil*

Created *06/15/2012 - 09:36*

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 09:36 — rabil [1]

The data I have are censored at a value that is constant across all subjects. So y is Normal except that all values at or above 15 were coded as 15. I've created a simple LCA in OpenMx that works (treats the censored data as if it were simply Normal) but the censored data affect the detection of clusters. I'd like to model the data as truncated. I'm familiar with thresholds for ordinal data but it's not clear to me if OpenMx can handle truncated Normal data where y* = y if y <= 15 and y* = 15 if y > 15.

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[1] http://openmx.psyc.virginia.edu/users/rabil

[2] http://openmx.psyc.virginia.edu/thread/1443

[3] http://openmx.psyc.virginia.edu/thread/1433

[4] http://openmx.psyc.virginia.edu/forums/openmx-help/openmx-structural-equation-modeling