Calculation error

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elfenkind
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Calculation error

Post by elfenkind » Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:05 pm

Hi,

I have got a problem with the PLS Algorithm. It doesn´t work and says " A singular matrix occured during the estimation of the outer weights of a block. Using more indicators could solve the problem." The strange thing is, that the whole process worked for my first survey and now for the second one with the same sample and indicators but for a different country the problem occure. I don´t have more indicators...

Can you help me?

Thanks,
Franziska

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Post by Diogenes » Sat Mar 31, 2007 1:02 pm

Hi,

probably,
you have two indicators with the same values or
one indicator with all the same values (variance = 0).

It is not a bug.

Best regards.

Bido

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Post by elfenkind » Mon Apr 02, 2007 10:15 am

Thanks for your answer.

You were right. The problem was one indicator and now it´s solved.

Regards,
Franziska

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