Hello, I ran across your website by searching for open source SEM tools. My name is Robert Wainscott and I am an active duty naval officer and PhD student. My institution requires the purchase of PASW Grad Pack (formerly known as SPSS) with Amos 18 included for the SEM piece. I have no idea what SEM is, but I am sure I will find out in the near future. I am comfotable with R as long as I am using Rkward or RCmdr. Me and scripts/CLI are a bit shaky. The questions I pose are: as a Linux/Open Source user:
Can OpenMX be used as a substitute for Amos?
If yes, is there a GUI front-end for OpenMX for newcomers?
Is there another open source alternative I should consider that would provide SEM support like that in Amos?
Thank you for supporting open source, poor grad students like me appreciate it. :o)