[R] factanal {mva} question

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Nov 22 13:28:56 CET 2001

On Thu, 22 Nov 2001, Nick Kostrov wrote:

> Hello!
> I have a question about the factanal function.
> This function returns at the end  test statistics like this:
> Test of the hypothesis that 4 factors are sufficient.
> The chi square statistic is 4.63 on 2 degrees of freedom.
> The p-value is 0.0988
> Is it possible to get the chi square statistic and the p-value as variables,
> not the text on the screen? An object of class "factanal" have no components
> of the p-value and the chi square statistic but the function print  them on
> the screen.

Yes.  Look at print.factanal for the code needed.

It's done that way for compatibility.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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