[R] FIML with missing data in sem package

John Fox jfox at mcmaster.ca
Thu Dec 1 13:18:20 CET 2011

Dear Dustin,

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> Subject: [R] FIML with missing data in sem package
> Is there a way to use full information maximum likelihood (FIML) to
> estimate missing data in the sem package? For example, suppose I have a
> dataset with complete information on X1-X3, but missing data (MAR) on
> X4.
> Is there a way to use FIML in this case? I know lavaan and openmx allow

No, the sem package doesn't handle missing data. You could, however, use
another package, such as mice, for multiple imputation of the missing data.


John Fox
Senator William McMaster
  Professor of Social Statistics
Department of Sociology
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

> you to do it, but I couldn't find anything in the documentation for the
> sem package. Thanks!
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> Dustin Fife
> Graduate Student
> Quantitative Psychology
> University of Oklahoma
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