set_sem_layout: Configure the layout of factors of an SEM graph by...

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View source: R/set_sem_layout.R

Description

Configure the layout of factors and adjust other aspects of an SEM graph by semPlot::semPaths.

Usage

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set_sem_layout(
  semPaths_plot,
  indicator_order = NULL,
  indicator_factor = NULL,
  factor_layout = NULL,
  factor_point_to = NULL,
  indicator_push = NULL,
  indicator_spread = NULL,
  loading_position = 0.5
)

Arguments

semPaths_plot

A qgraph::qgraph object generated by semPaths, or a similar qgraph object modified by other semptools functions.

indicator_order

A string vector of the indicators. The order of the names is the order of the indicators in the graph, when they are drawn on the bottom of the graph. The indicators should be grouped by the factors on which they load on. For example, if x1, x2, x4 load on f2, and x3, x5, x6 load on f1, then vector should be either c("x1", "x2", "x4", "x3", "x5", "x6") or c("x3", "x5", "x6", "x1", "x2", "x4"). Indicators within a group can be ordered in any way.

indicator_factor

A string vector of the same length of the indicator order, storing the name of the factor for which each of the indicator in indicator_factor loads on. For example, if x1, x2, x4 load on f2, and x3, x5, x6 load on f1, and indicator_order is c("x3", "x5", "x6", "x1", "x2", "x4"), then indicator_factor should be c("f2", "f2", "f2", "f1", "f1", "f1").

factor_layout

A matrix of arbitrary size. This matrix will serve as a grid for users to specify where each latent factor should be placed approximately on the graph. Each cell should contain NA or the name of a latent factor. The locations of all latent factors must be explicitly specified by this matrix.

factor_point_to

A matrix of the same size as factor_layout. This matrix specifies where the indicators of each factor are positioned. Each cell should contain NA or one of these strings: "down", "left", "up", or "right". This is the direction that the corresponding latent factor (specified in factor_layout) points to its indicators.

indicator_push

(Optional) This argument is used to adjust the positions of the indicators of selected latent factors. It can be named vector or a list of named lists. For a named vector, The name is the factor of which the indicators will be "pushed", and the value is how "hard" the push is: the multiplier to the distance from the factor to the indicators. If this value is 1, then there is no change. If this value is greater than 1, then the indicators are pushed away from the latent factor. If this value is less than 1, then the indicators are pulled toward the latent factor. For example, to push the indicators of f3 away from f3, and pull the indicators of f4 toward f4, the argument can be set to c(f3 = 1.5, f4 = .5). For a list of named list, each named list has two named elements: node, the name of a latent factor, and push, how the positions of its indicators will be adjusted. For example, to have the same effect as the vector above, the list is list(list(node = "f3", push = 1.5), list(node = "f4", push = .5)).

indicator_spread

(Optional) This argument is used to adjust the distance between indicators of selected latent factors. It can be a named vector or a list of named lists. For a named vector, the name is the factor of which the indicators will be spread out. The value is the multiplier to the distance between neighboring indicators. If this value is equal to 1, there is no change. Larger than one, the indicators will be "spread" away from each other. Less than one, the indicators will be placed closer to each others. For example, to spread the indicators of f1 and f4 farther away from each other, this argument can be set to c(f1 = 2, f4 = 1.5), with the indicators of f1 being spread out more than those of f4. For a list of named list, each named list has two named elements: node, the name of a latent factor, and spread, how the distance between indicators will be adjusted. For example, to have the same effect as the vector above, the argument can be set to list(list(node = "f1", spread = 2), list(node = "f4", spread = 1.5)).

loading_position

(Optional) Default is .5. This is used adjust the position of the loadings. If this is one single number, it will be used to set the positions of all loadings. If it is .5, the loadings are placed on the center of the arrows. Larger the number, closer the loadings to the indicators. Smaller the number, closer to the latent factors. This argument also accepts a named vector or a list of named lists, allowing users to specify the positions of loadings for each factor separately. For a named vector, in each element, the name is the factor whose loadings will be moved. The value is the positions of its loadings. The default is .50. We only need to specify the positions for factors to be changed from .50 to other values. For example, move the loadings of f2 closer to the indicators and those of f4 close to the f4, this argument can be set to c(f2 = .7, f4 = .3). For a list of named list, each named list should have two named elements: node, the name of the latent factor, and position, the positions of all loadings of this factors. To have the same effect as the vector above, this list can be used: list(list(node = "f2", position = .7), list(node = "f4", position = .3)).

Details

Modify a qgraph::qgraph object generated by semPaths based on an SEM model with latent factors. Currently only support a model in which all exogenous variables are latent factors, and all observed variables are indicators. If a variable has only one indicator, it is easier to

Value

A qgraph::qgraph based on the original one, with various aspects of the model modified.

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library(lavaan)
library(semPlot)
mod <- 
 'f1 =~ x01 + x02 + x03
  f2 =~ x04 + x05 + x06 + x07
  f3 =~ x08 + x09 + x10
  f4 =~ x11 + x12 + x13 + x14
  f3 ~  f1 + f2
  f4 ~  f1 + f3
 '
fit_sem <- lavaan::sem(mod, sem_example)
lavaan::parameterEstimates(fit_sem)[, c("lhs", "op", "rhs", "est", "pvalue")]
p <- semPaths(fit_sem, whatLabels="est",
       sizeMan = 5,
       nCharNodes = 0, nCharEdges = 0,
       edge.width = 0.8, node.width = 0.7,
       edge.label.cex = 0.6,
       style = "ram", 
       mar = c(10,10,10,10))
indicator_order  <- c("x04", "x05", "x06", "x07", "x01", "x02", "x03", 
                     "x11", "x12", "x13", "x14", "x08", "x09", "x10")
indicator_factor <- c( "f2",  "f2",  "f2",  "f2",  "f1",  "f1",  "f1",  
                     "f4",  "f4",  "f4",  "f4",  "f3",  "f3",  "f3")
factor_layout <- matrix(c("f1",   NA,   NA,
                           NA, "f3", "f4",
                         "f2",   NA,   NA), byrow = TRUE, 3, 3)
factor_point_to <- matrix(c("left",     NA,      NA,
                               NA, "down", "down",
                           "left",     NA,      NA), byrow = TRUE, 3, 3)
indicator_push <- c(f3 = 2, f4 = 1.5)
indicator_spread <- c(f1 = 2, f2 = 2)
loading_position <- c(f1 = .5, f2 = .8, f3 = .8)
# Pipe operator can be used if desired
p2 <- set_sem_layout(p, 
                      indicator_order = indicator_order,
                      indicator_factor = indicator_factor,
                      factor_layout = factor_layout,
                      factor_point_to = factor_point_to,
                      indicator_push = indicator_push,
                      indicator_spread = indicator_spread,
                      loading_position = loading_position)
p2 <- set_curve(p2, c("f2 ~ f1" = -1,
                     "f4 ~ f1" = 1.5))
p2 <- mark_sig(p2, fit_sem)
p2 <- mark_se(p2, fit_sem, sep = "\n")
plot(p2)

#Lists of named list which are equivalent to the vectors above:
#indicator_push <- list(list(node = "f3", push =   2),
#                       list(node = "f4", push =   1.5))
#indicator_spread <- list(list(node = "f1", spread =   2),
#                         list(node = "f2", spread =   2))
#loading_position <- list(list(node = "f1", position = .5),
#                         list(node = "f2", position = .8),
#                         list(node = "f3", position = .8))

semptools documentation built on Oct. 11, 2021, 9:06 a.m.