chapter  2
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The purpose of this chapter is threefold: (a) to introduce you to the general format and command language of the LISREL 8 program Ooreskog & Sorbom, 1989, 1993b), (b) to describe the major uses, general format, and command language of the PRELIS 2 program Ooreskog & Sorbom, 1988, 1993c), and (c) to describe the basic features of SIMPLIS aoreskog & Sorbom, 1993c), an alternate command language within the LISREL 8 program. (For simplicity, these programs are henceforth referenced as LISREL and PRELIS.) Expanded comments regarding various aspects of the input and output files are addressed in subsequent chapters that focus on specific CF A or full SEM applications. We turn first to the LISREL program.