lava: Latent Variable Models

A general implementation of Structural Equation Models with latent variables (MLE, 2SLS, and composite likelihood estimators) with both continuous, censored, and ordinal outcomes (Holst and Budtz-Joergensen (2013) <doi:10.1007/s00180-012-0344-y>). Mixture latent variable models and non-linear latent variable models (Holst and Budtz-Joergensen (2019) <doi:10.1093/biostatistics/kxy082>). The package also provides methods for graph exploration (d-separation, back-door criterion), simulation of general non-linear latent variable models, and estimation of influence functions for a broad range of statistical models.

Version: 1.6.8
Depends: R (≥ 3.5)
Imports: grDevices, graphics, methods, numDeriv, stats, survival, SQUAREM, utils
Suggests: KernSmooth, Matrix, Rgraphviz, data.table, ellipse, fields, foreach, geepack, gof (≥ 0.9), graph, knitr, bookdown, rmarkdown, igraph (≥ 0.6), lava.tobit (≥ 0.4.7), lavaSearch2, lme4, magrittr, mets (≥ 1.1), nlme, optimx, polycor, quantreg, rgl, R.rsp (≥ 0.40), testthat (≥ 0.11), visNetwork, zoo
Published: 2020-09-26
Author: Klaus K. Holst [aut, cre], Brice Ozenne [ctb], Thomas Gerds [ctb]
Maintainer: Klaus K. Holst <klaus at>
License: GPL-3
NeedsCompilation: no
Citation: lava citation info
Materials: README NEWS
In views: Psychometrics
CRAN checks: lava results


Reference manual: lava.pdf
Vignettes: Estimating partial correlations with lava
Non-linear latent variable models and error-in-variable models
Package source: lava_1.6.8.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release: lava_1.6.8.tgz, r-oldrel: lava_1.6.8.tgz
Old sources: lava archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse depends: lavaSearch2, mets, targeted
Reverse imports: BuyseTest, prodlim, Publish, riskRegression, SmoothHazard, timereg
Reverse suggests: pec


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