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By *MNivard*

Created *12/09/2010 - 11:29*

Thu, 12/09/2010 - 11:29 — MNivard [1]

I have the following problem.

i estimated a single common factor model in twin pairs:

correlated factors within twinpairs, correlated residuals between measurements done at equal timepoints within twinpairs.

now i want to model the factor means by intoducing a definition variable.

i got the single factor twin model working, which essentially is a two factor model one factor for each twin. Now i need to introduce a definition variable that influences the factor mean. I have found some MX scripts for this but i need it to work in openMX.

How to go about this. I have read all help files on both the factor models and the definition variables but found no reference on definition variables related to factor mean moddeling.

**Links:**

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

[2] http://openmx.psyc.virginia.edu/thread/779

[3] http://openmx.psyc.virginia.edu/thread/758

[4] http://openmx.psyc.virginia.edu/forums/opensem-forums/behavioral-genetics-models