Useful Links


Muthén & Muthén,

Mplus Demo Version

Mplus Users Guide (PDF)

Mplus Discussion

UCLA Institute for Digital Research and Education

Resources to help you learn and use Mplus

Singer & Willer ALDA (2003) examples

Making an Mplus data file from Stata or SAS or SPSS

Using Mplus from Stata, R, SPSS and SAS

Stata and Mplus


SPSS and Mplus

N2MPLUS is a free Windows software program from Daniel Soper that converts Excel and SPSS files into Mplus-compatible datasets and syntax. I have't used it but it looks very nice

SAS and Mplus

SAS code to call the use Mplus software directly within SAS (Dan McNeish)

R and Mplus

MplusAutomation by Michael Hallquist. Link via

Longitudinal Data Analysis

Latent Growth Curve Analysis: A Gentle Introduction by Acock and Li

LDA reading list from the University of Cambridge Mplus

A terrific intro paper on growth mixture modeling by Tony Jung and K. A. S. Wickram

Rens van de Schoot, Marit Sijbrandij, Sonja D. Winter, Sarah Depaoli & Jeroen K. Vermunt (2016): The GRoLTS-Checklist: Guidelines for Reporting on Latent Trajectory Studies, Structural Equation Modeling

Osborne's Exploratory Factor Analysis text

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Item Response Theory

IRT Wiki

IRT Models in Mplus (

IRT mini-turorial and Frank Baker's online IRT text from

John Uebersax's page on Latent Trait Analysis and IRT

Structural Equation Modeling

Jason Newsom's web page and the GSA Measurement and Research Methods Interest Group page

Alak Acock's guidelines for reporting Structural Equation Models, with references

SEMNET FAQ (structural equation modeling listserv)


Organize your workflow using J. Scott Long's recommendations


Advanced Psychometrics Methods Workshop (Friday Harbor Psychometrics)

Software and Utilities (Windows)

TextPad text editor, and instructions for linking with Stata from Friedrich Huebler. (Windows only)

Smartdraw is a nice line drawing program for making path diagrams

Copy file name from (Windows only)

Aurora from provides a tool for preparing LaTeX equations in [MS/Open] Office documents (Windows only)