Entering the number of observed parameters

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Sacha's picture
Joined: 05/30/2011


This is literally the first day I every used OpenMx so it is all quite new to me, maybe I am making a stupid mistake here.

I am attempting to perform a two-group CFA of one continuous factor on six ordinal predictors in OpenMx using Weighted Least Squares (WLS) estimation. I have the polychoric correlation/covariance matrices and I managed to get it working with help of:


It runs and I get parameter estimates that look reasonable (pretty much the same I get from mplus, so I am happy with that). Not sure if the weights matrix is estimated correctly (I now do adf.wmat() on the raw data) but that's not that much of a problem right now.

Only thing that I don't get working is the goodness of fit indices. I can't figure out how I tell the fit how much observed parameters and observations I have. Is this possible? Or should I make changes to how I setup the model?

Attached is my model. Thanks in advance!

MxOrdModel.R3.48 KB
mspiegel's picture
Joined: 07/31/2009
Hi. Welcome to OpenMx! I

Hi. Welcome to OpenMx! I think you're looking for the 'numObs' or 'numStats' arguments to the summary function. See ?summary for more information.

Sacha's picture
Joined: 05/30/2011
Thanks! That works, I only


That works, I only still get no estimates for the goodness of fit indices (like chi2 and RMSEA), but that makes sense since I don't say what my observed and expected values are. I can just compute those manually.