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Date:         Fri, 25 Feb 2005 11:13:04 -0500
Sender:       "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Art Kendall <>
Subject:      Re: Syntax for PFA
Comments: To: "Frank J. Gallo" <>
In-Reply-To:  <>
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PFA is not an specification argument in SPSS.

a specification like /DIAGONAL = .56 .5 3*.7 .61 3*.2 would allow you to specify the max correlation that a variable has. if you specify /EXTRACTION = PAF (aka PA2) /DIAGONAL = DEFAULT would use the conventional squared multiple correlation as the communality estimate.

With no specification of /EXTRACTION the default is principal component which uses ones in the diagonal and tries to account for the total variance With specifications other than PAF, I don't know whether communality estimates are applicable.

Art Social Research Consultants University Park, MD USA (301) 864-5570

Frank J. Gallo wrote:

>Hello All, > > > >I am running a PFA on 25 variables. I would like to include in my syntax a >command line that tells spss to use the largest absolute correlation for a >variable with any other variable as the communality estimate for the >variable. SAS uses a command line PRIORS=MAX. Any help with this syntax is >greatly appreciated. > > > >Thanks, > >Frank > > > >

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