Start multiple calculations with PLS-POS

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janschreier
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Start multiple calculations with PLS-POS

Post by janschreier » Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:09 pm

The way I understand the suggested usage of PLS-POS one should always run the algorithm several times (10 times or more) with the same setup to reduce the risk that the algorithm stops in a low local optimum. The process on how to use PLS-POS as described in
Becker, J.-M., Rai, A., Ringle, C.M., Völckner, F., 2013. Discovering Unobserved Heterogeneity in Structural Equation Models to Avert Validity Threats. MIS Quarterly 37, 665–694.

suggests that one calculates PLS-POS for several different numbers of possible segments.

To be able to have a coffee break (or run the algorithm over night) I would appreciate having two more options:
1. One option to define the number of re-runs per number of segments
2. Another option to define which range of segments should be calculated.

So that I basically can require smartPLS to "calculate results for 2 to 15 Segments and for each number of segments do 10 runs".

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