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Factor Analysis: SAS vs SPSS

mcstagger

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Oct 6, 2014

Hello all!

I am trying to further merge my SPSS analyses over to JMP. I am currently working on a Factor Analysis and I am seeing some differences that I need to understand better.

I am looking for documentation on how SAS's FA differs from SPSS's. What I am seeing in a PCA are completely different groupings even though the Communalities roughly match up between the two platforms. Google is failing me a bit on this one so I am hoping the hive mind here may be able to point me in a more fruitful direction.

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I haven't used SPSS for Factor Analysis, so I don't have direct experience with the differences between SAS and SPSS. However, the presentation linked below seems to outline a number of similarities and differences between SAS and SPSS for factor analysis:

http://www.unc.edu/~gknafl/research/FA/factor.analysis.presentation.pdf

Hope that helps somewhat!

Michael

Michael Crotty
Sr Statistical Writer
JMP Development
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I haven't used SPSS for Factor Analysis, so I don't have direct experience with the differences between SAS and SPSS. However, the presentation linked below seems to outline a number of similarities and differences between SAS and SPSS for factor analysis:

http://www.unc.edu/~gknafl/research/FA/factor.analysis.presentation.pdf

Hope that helps somewhat!

Michael

Michael Crotty
Sr Statistical Writer
JMP Development