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st: RE: Factor score, postestimation question


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Factor score, postestimation question
Date   Fri, 9 Sep 2005 15:42:19 +0100

-factor- and -pca- have been revised so that their 
behaviour is closer to that of other commands. The main 
idea now is to use -predict- instead.  

As you want to proceed to a regression, -pca- 
would sound a more obvious choice. 

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

Garrard, Wendy M.

> There seems to be a change (in v. 9) in how one gets factor scores.
> Previously (v. 8) I simply used < score factorname > after an analysis
> run, but now that returns an error message that "score is not valid
> after factor.
> 
> I have checked the help files, etc. but the terms are 
> puzzling to me and
> I can't figure out how to compute a simple factor score (to use in a
> regression analysis).
> 
> Could someone please point me in the right direction?

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