The factor analytic triad method of one-factor solution gives the explicit analytical form for a common latent factor built by three variables. The current work considers analytical presentation of a general latent factor constructed in a closed-form solution for multivariate case. The results can be supportive to theoretical description and practical application of latent variable modeling, especially for big data because the analytical closed-form solution is not prone to data dimensionality.




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Lipovetsky, S., & Manewitsch, V. (2019). Analytical closed-form solution for general factor with many variables. Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods, 18(1), eP2616. doi: 10.22237/jmasm/1556668980