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RE: st: Question of factor analysis

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   RE: st: Question of factor analysis
Date   Fri, 26 Mar 2004 15:11:45 -0000

In addition, there is a bundle of three matrix 
sorting routines in package -matcsort- from 
SSC. This is independent of -factor- and requires
you to have a matrix to play with. 

> Herve Stolowy <> asks:
> > ... Is there a way to get the
> > factor loadings in a factor analysis (pcf) sorted by size? (In SPSS,
> > there is an option: Coefficient display format: Sorted by 
> size). I read
> > the manual and did not find the answer.
> There is no option on -factor- to directly do this, but you can
> grab a copy of the factor loading matrix and manipulate and then
> display this matrix in whatever way you wish.
> Type
>     . help matget
> to learn how to grab a copy of the "Ld" loading matrix or the "L"
> rotated loading matrix (if you have done a rotation).  (Also you
> can grab "Ev" the eigenvalues etc.).
> To automate all of this you could write a wrapper program that
> calls -factor- and then does the work of sorting and displaying
> the loadings.

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