[R] parameter constraints with sem

James Fowler jhfowler at ucdavis.edu
Thu Mar 16 11:37:54 CET 2006

I would like to constrain three of the parameters I am estimating using
sem (strucutral equation model package) but do not know how.
Specifically, I would like to use the following constraint:

beta1 + beta2 + beta3 = 1

can I assign variable names as the values for fixed parameters?  If so, I
could define the third parameter to be equal to 1 - beta1 - beta2.


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