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st: RE: factor [was: Poolability tests and count data]


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: factor [was: Poolability tests and count data]
Date   Thu, 17 Oct 2002 15:42:12 +0100

> Does anybody know how to carry out a factor analysis in 
> Stata using an
> externally generated correlation matrix? To my knowledge, 
> _factor_ does not
> allow this. I was thinking of "having a look" into the 
> factor.ado file in
> order to try to accommodate such an option, but somehow I 
> could not find the
> file in my "C:\Stata\ado\base\f" directory. Where could the 
> _factor_ routine
> be?

Going backwards, the -factor- code is part of the executable 
and so inscrutable to users. This rather inhibits factor 
analysts adding their own desired rotations and other 
post hoc whatnot. 

Check out -corr2data-. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 
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