`print.EFA()`

: Added arguments`cutoff`

,`digits`

and`max_name_length`

that are passed to`print.LOADINGS()`

.`print.LOADINGS()`

: New Argument`max_name_length`

to control the maximum length of the displayed variable names (names longer than this will be cut on the right side). Previously, this was fixed to 10 (which is now the default).

- Updated a test of a helper function (
`.gof()`

) that threw an error when using R-devel on x86_64 Fedora 36 Linux with alternative BLAS/LAPACK. - added
`dontrun`

to examples of`EFA_AVERAGE()`

and its print and plot methods as these were causing issues on R-oldrel which were not directly related to EFAtools and thus could not be fixed from within the package.

`.gof()`

: Changed the helper function to take care of the MKL issue when using R-devel on x86_64 Fedora 34 Linux with alternative BLAS/LAPACK.

`.is_cormat()`

: Changed the helper function to better detect wheter a matrix is a correlation matrix.`PARALLEL()`

: Added a check, testing whether N > n_vars and throw an error if this is not the case.

- Fixed some tests due to upcoming changes in the psych package which EFAtools depends on.

- Minor fixes in tests to solve problems on macOS m1.

`EFA()`

: Changed error to warning when model is underidentified. This allows the Schmid-Leiman transformation to be performed on a two-factor solution.`OMEGA()`

: Added calculation of additional indices of interpretive relevance (H index, explained common variance [ECV], and percent of uncontaminated correlations [PUC]). This is optional and can be avoided by setting`add_ind = FALSE`

.

`CD()`

: Added`na.omit()`

to remove missing values from raw data to avoid an error in the comparison-data procedure.

- When testing for whether a matrix is singular and thus smoothing should be done, test against .Machine$double.eps^.6 instead of 0, as suggested by Florian Scharf.

`EFA()`

:- Added warnings if
`type = "SPSS"`

was used with`method = "ML"`

or`method = "ULS"`

, or with a rotation other than`none`

,`varimax`

or`promax`

. - Avoided smoothing of non-positive definite correlation matrices if
`type = "SPSS"`

is used. - Use Moore-Penrose Pseudo Inverse in computation of SMCs if
`type = "psych"`

is used, by calling`psych::smc()`

. - Use
`varimax_type = "kaiser"`

if`type = "EFAtools"`

is used with`varimax`

or`promax`

.

- Added warnings if

`EFA_AVERAGE()`

:- Added
`future.seed = TRUE`

to call to`future.apply::future_lapply()`

to prevent warnings. - Fixed test for Heywood cases from testing whether a communality or loading is greater than .998, to only test whether communalities exceed 1 + .Machine$double.eps

- Added
`print.EFA()`

: Fixed test for Heywood cases from testing whether a communality or loading is greater than .998, to only test whether communalities exceed 1 + .Machine$double.eps`OMEGA()`

: Small bugfix when`lavaan`

second-order model is given as input

- Added examples for
`EFA_AVERAGE()`

to readme and the EFAtools vignette - Updated examples in readme and vignettes according to the updated
`OMEGA`

function

- Added function
`EFA_AVERAGE()`

and respective print and plot methods, to allow running many EFAs across different implementations to obtain an average solution and test the stability of the results.

`EFA()`

: Defaults that were previously set to`NULL`

are now mostly set to`NA`

. This was necessary for`EFA_AVERAGE()`

to work correctly.`PARALLEL()`

: Rewrote the generation of random data based eigenvalues to be more stable when SMCs are used.`OMEGA()`

: Changed expected input for argument`factor_corres`

from vector to matrix. Can now be a logical matrix or a numeric matrix with 0’s and 1’s of the same dimensions as the matrix of group factor loadings. This is more flexible and allows for cross-loadings.

- Created new vignette
*Replicate_SPSS_psych*to show replication of original`psych`

and`SPSS`

EFA solutions with`EFAtools`

.

- Added function
`FACTOR_SCORES()`

to calculate factor scores from a solution from`EFA()`

. This is just a wrapper for the`psych::factor.scores`

function. - Added function
`SCREE()`

that does a scree plot. Also added respective print and plot methods.

`CD()`

: Added check for whether entered data is a tibble, and if so, convert to vanilla data.frame to avoid breaking the procedure.`EFA()`

:- Updated the EFAtools type in PAF and Promax.
- Added p value for chi square value in output (calculated for ML and ULS fitting methods).
- Updated the SPSS varimax implementation to fit SPSS results more closely.
- Created an argument “varimax_type” that is set according to the
specified type, but that can also be specified individually. With type R
psych and EFAtools, the stats::varimax is called by default
(
`varimax_type = "svd"`

), with type SPSS, the reproduced SPSS varimax implementation is used (`varimax_type = "kaiser"`

). - Renamed the
`kaiser`

argument (controls if a Kaiser normalization is done or not) into`normalize`

to avoid confusion with the`varimax_type`

argument specifications.

`ML()`

: Changed default start method to “psych”.`N_FACTORS()`

:- Added option to do a scree plot if “SCREE” is included in the
`criteria`

argument. - Added a progress bar.

- Added option to do a scree plot if “SCREE” is included in the
`OMEGA()`

: Now also works with a lavaan second-order solution as input. In this case, it does a Schmid-Leiman transformation based on the first- and second-order loadings first and computes omegas based on this Schmid-Leiman solution.`SL()`

: Now also works with a lavaan second-order solution as input (first- and second-order loadings taken directly from lavaan output).

`.get_compare_matrix()`

: Fixed a bug that occurred when names of data were longer than n_char`COMPARE()`

: Fixed a bug that occurred when using`reorder = "names"`

.`EFA()`

: RMSEA is now set to 1 if it is > 1.`HULL()`

: Fixed a bug that occurred when no factors are located on the HULL`KMO()`

: Fixed a bug that the inverse of the correlation matrix was not taken anew after smoothing was necessary.`PARALLEL()`

:- Fixed a bug that occurred when using
`decision_rule = "percentile"`

- Relocated error messages that were not evaluated if no data were entered (and should be)

- Fixed a bug that occurred when using
`print.COMPARE()`

: Fixed a bug that occurred when using`print_diff = FALSE`

in`COMPARE()`

.`print.KMO()`

: Fixed a bug that printed two statements instead of one, when the KMO value was < .6.

`OMEGA()`

and`SL()`

: Added an error message if the entered term in`g_name`

is invalid (i.e., it cannnot be found among the factor names of the entered lavaan solution).

- Added an error message in
`PARALLEL()`

if no solution has been found after 25 tries.

Updated different tests

Deleted no longer used packages from Imports and Suggests in DESCRIPTION

`PARALLEL()`

: fixed a bug in indexing if method`"EFA"`

was used.

- Added a
`NEWS.md`

file to track changes to the package. - Initial CRAN submission