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Proc factor - Heywood cases - set maximum communality

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Proc factor - Heywood cases - set maximum communality

Dear all

The HEY option in the FACTOR procedure sets to 1 any communality greater than 1. In that case the variable unique variance will be zero. By doing this, a solution is obtained.

R (factanal) and Matlab (factoran) actually set the maximum communality of the variable to 0.995.

I would actually like to know whether I could set the maximum communality in SAS to 0.995 as well. Not only that would help when doing comparisons but I would also get the standard errors of the estimates as a byproduct.

Any help much appreciated.

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