lavListInspect: Inspect or extract information from a lavaanList object

Description Usage Arguments Details See Also Examples

View source: R/lav_lavaanList_inspect.R

Description

The lavListInspect() and lavListTech() functions can be used to inspect/extract information that is stored inside (or can be computed from) a lavaanList object.

Usage

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lavListInspect(object, what = "free", add.labels = TRUE,
               add.class = TRUE, list.by.group = TRUE,
               drop.list.single.group = TRUE)

lavListTech(object, what = "free", add.labels = FALSE,
            add.class = FALSE, list.by.group = FALSE,
            drop.list.single.group = FALSE)

Arguments

object

An object of class lavaanList.

what

Character. What needs to be inspected/extracted? See Details for a full list. Note: the what argument is not case-sensitive (everything is converted to lower case.)

add.labels

If TRUE, variable names are added to the vectors and/or matrices.

add.class

If TRUE, vectors are given the ‘lavaan.vector’ class; matrices are given the ‘lavaan.matrix’ class, and symmetric matrices are given the ‘lavaan.matrix.symmetric’ class. This only affects the way they are printed on the screen.

list.by.group

Logical. Only used when the output are model matrices. If TRUE, the model matrices are nested within groups. If FALSE, a flattened list is returned containing all model matrices, with repeated names for multiple groups.

drop.list.single.group

If FALSE, the results are returned as a list, where each element corresponds to a group (even if there is only a single group.) If TRUE, the list will be unlisted if there is only a single group.

Details

The lavListInspect() and lavListTech() functions only differ in the way they return the results. The lavListInspect() function will prettify the output by default, while the lavListTech() will not attempt to prettify the output by default.

Below is a list of possible values for the what argument, organized in several sections:

Model matrices:

"free":

A list of model matrices. The non-zero integers represent the free parameters. The numbers themselves correspond to the position of the free parameter in the parameter vector. This determines the order of the model parameters in the output of for example coef() and vcov().

"partable":

A list of model matrices. The non-zero integers represent both the fixed parameters (for example, factor loadings fixed at 1.0), and the free parameters if we ignore any equality constraints. They correspond with all entries (fixed or free) in the parameter table. See parTable.

"start":

A list of model matrices. The values represent the starting values for all model parameters. Alias: "starting.values".

Information about the data (including missing patterns):

"group":

A character string. The group variable in the data.frame (if any).

"ngroups":

Integer. The number of groups.

"group.label":

A character vector. The group labels.

"level.label":

A character vector. The level labels.

"cluster":

A character vector. The cluster variable(s) in the data.frame (if any).

"nlevels":

Integer. The number of levels.

"ordered":

A character vector. The ordered variables.

"nobs":

Integer vector. The number of observations in each group that were used in the analysis (in each dataset).

"norig":

Integer vector. The original number of observations in each group (in each dataset).

"ntotal":

Integer. The total number of observations that were used in the analysis. If there is just a single group, this is the same as the "nobs" option; if there are multiple groups, this is the sum of the "nobs" numbers for each group (in each dataset).

Model features:

"meanstructure":

Logical. TRUE if a meanstructure was included in the model.

"categorical":

Logical. TRUE if categorical endogenous variables were part of the model.

"fixed.x":

Logical. TRUE if the exogenous x-covariates are treated as fixed.

"parameterization":

Character. Either "delta" or "theta".

"list":

The parameter table. The same output as given by parTable().

"options":

List. The option list.

"call":

List. The call as returned by match.call, coerced to a list.

See Also

lavaanList

Examples

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# fit model
HS.model <- ' visual  =~ x1 + x2 + x3
              textual =~ x4 + x5 + x6
              speed   =~ x7 + x8 + x9 '

# a data generating function
generateData <- function() simulateData(HS.model, sample.nobs = 100)

set.seed(1234)
fit <- semList(HS.model, dataFunction = generateData, ndat = 5,
               store.slots = "partable")

# extract information
lavListInspect(fit, "free")
lavListTech(fit, "free")

Example output

This is lavaan 0.6-7
lavaan is BETA software! Please report any bugs.
$lambda
   visual textul speed
x1      0      0     0
x2      1      0     0
x3      2      0     0
x4      0      0     0
x5      0      3     0
x6      0      4     0
x7      0      0     0
x8      0      0     5
x9      0      0     6

$theta
   x1 x2 x3 x4 x5 x6 x7 x8 x9
x1  7                        
x2  0  8                     
x3  0  0  9                  
x4  0  0  0 10               
x5  0  0  0  0 11            
x6  0  0  0  0  0 12         
x7  0  0  0  0  0  0 13      
x8  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 14   
x9  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 15

$psi
        visual textul speed
visual  16                 
textual 19     17          
speed   20     21     18   

$lambda
      [,1] [,2] [,3]
 [1,]    0    0    0
 [2,]    1    0    0
 [3,]    2    0    0
 [4,]    0    0    0
 [5,]    0    3    0
 [6,]    0    4    0
 [7,]    0    0    0
 [8,]    0    0    5
 [9,]    0    0    6

$theta
      [,1] [,2] [,3] [,4] [,5] [,6] [,7] [,8] [,9]
 [1,]    7    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0
 [2,]    0    8    0    0    0    0    0    0    0
 [3,]    0    0    9    0    0    0    0    0    0
 [4,]    0    0    0   10    0    0    0    0    0
 [5,]    0    0    0    0   11    0    0    0    0
 [6,]    0    0    0    0    0   12    0    0    0
 [7,]    0    0    0    0    0    0   13    0    0
 [8,]    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   14    0
 [9,]    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0   15

$psi
     [,1] [,2] [,3]
[1,]   16   19   20
[2,]   19   17   21
[3,]   20   21   18

lavaan documentation built on March 10, 2021, 5:05 p.m.