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Re: PSPP-BUG: factor analysis

From: John Darrington
Subject: Re: PSPP-BUG: factor analysis
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2010 14:45:12 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

When I try this syntax with a dummy dataset of 1500 cases and 15 variables
it returns in less than a second.

If you can post your data, then I can try to reproduce your problem.  Other
than that, I can only suggest that you try on a GNU/Linux platform instead of
windows, since it's generally faster and more reliable.


On Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 03:00:29PM +0200, ?pela Benegalija wrote:
>  Well, my sample si 1500 cases and I also tried to left the program for  
> 5 minutes for procesing, but unfortunately it did not make it. It is  
> instaled on Win Vista - maybe this is the problem?
> Otherwise, below you can see my syntax:
> FACTOR VARIABLES =   v18_01 v18_02 v18_03 v18_04 v18_05 v18_06 v18_07  
> v18_08 v18_09 v18_10 v18_11 v18_12 v18_13 v18_14 v18_15
>     /PLOT = EIGEN
>     /CRITERIA = ITERATE (25)
> Many thanks!
> Spela
> Na 10.9.2010 14:53, John Darrington je pisal:
>> I'm not aware of any problems with factor analysis.
>> 15 variables sounds reasonable, but if you have a very large number of cases,
>> then it may take a long time to run.
>> Can you post the syntax you are using and I will try to see what it's doing.
>> J'
>> On Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 11:56:15AM +0200, ?pela Benegalija wrote:
>>>   Hi,
>>> I downloaded some of the latest versions (from the last few months) and
>>> wanted to do Factor analysis with 15 variables - but the sistem frozes
>>> and is not able to show the results. Since I would also need rotations,
>>> the stable verison from April is not ok for my needs. Can you please let
>>> me know, if there is anythink I can do or if you have maybe already find
>>> out this problem, where will it be removed?
>>> Many thanks in advance,
>>> ?pela
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