Latent Class Analysis Platform Overview
The Latent Class Analysis platform fits a latent class model to categorical response variables and determines the most likely cluster or latent class for each observation. A latent variable is an unobservable grouping variable. Each level of the latent variable is called a latent class. For example, latent classes could be clusters of survey respondents that are grouped by their appetite for risk.
The model takes the form of a multinomial mixture model. There are two sets of parameters in the model: the γ parameters and the ρ parameters. The γ parameters represent the overall probabilities of cluster membership. The ρ parameters represent the probabilities of observing a given response conditional on ...

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