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Mplus – New Features in Version 8.5 on Apps


Mplus is a statistical package mainly used for Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). Version 8.5 of Mplus has been installed on OIT’s Apps@UTK server, apps.utk.edu.  

New features include: 

  • Bayesian estimation for models using binary, nominal, or count variables 
  • Missing value imputation on binary, nominal, and count variables 
  • Significant speed improvements for latent class models 
  • Expanded Bayesian fit statistics 
  • Interactions among latent variables in Bayesian models 

Mplus version 8.5 on Apps@UTK is available for up to four concurrent users. Access to Mplus is limited to current faculty, staff, and students of The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 

For more details about the new features of Mplus 8.5 visit the Mplus site. For assistance in running Mplus on the apps server contact the OIT HelpDesk at 865-974-9900 or via the OIT Research service portal