# A Review of Eight Software Packages for Structural Equation Modeling

@article{Narayanan2012ARO, title={A Review of Eight Software Packages for Structural Equation Modeling}, author={A. Narayanan}, journal={The American Statistician}, year={2012}, volume={66}, pages={129 - 138} }

This article reviews eight different software packages for linear structural equation modeling. The eight packages—Amos, SAS PROC CALIS, R packages sem, lavaan, OpenMx, LISREL, EQS, and Mplus—can help users estimate parameters for a model where the structure is well specified. Capabilities for handling single group, multiple group, nonnormal variables, and missing data are considered and the eight packages are compared across a variety of criteria from documentation to parameter estimation. The…

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