PLS algorithm

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Real name and title: Li Ai;Master's Degree in Whu University

PLS algorithm

Post by iyre » Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:06 am

Dear PLS community,
I want to know more about PLS algorithm applied in smartPLS. When we run the PLS algorithms, it includes regression analysis or just the path analysis.
Thank you very much in advance and best regards.

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Re: PLS algorithm

Post by cringle » Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:53 pm

It creates the latent variables scores and runs OLS regressions. Take a look here for more details: ... on-pls-sem

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