Mplus Files

Stat/Transfer supports exporting to Mplus Version 6-7 for Windows.  Mplus is a latent variable modeling program.  See www.statmodel.com. 

 

Standard extension: inp, dat

 

Writing Mplus Files

Mplus datafiles consist of a dictionary with an extension .inp, and a delimited data file with a .dat extension.  Character variables cannot be exported to Mplus, since the program does not support them.

 

Value and variable labels are fully supported.

 

Missing Values

Mplus recognizes missing values, which are written as a '.'.

 

Output Variable Types

The output variable type that results from each target variable type is given in the following table:

 

 

Target Type

Output Type

 

string

not exported

 

byte

int

long

float

double

date

time

date/time

Number (with a precision of up to 15 decimal places).  Dates are written as serial day numbers with a base of December 31, 1899.  Times are written as fractions of a day.