# [R] Extracting factors from "factanal"

PIKAL Petr petr.pikal at precheza.cz
Wed Jan 2 11:01:36 CET 2013

```Hi

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> project.org] On Behalf Of Virgile Capo-Chichi
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> Subject: [R] Extracting factors from "factanal"
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> Dear R users
> Happy New year to all for a start. Below is some data that I ran a
> factor analysis on. Using \$score prints the scores for each of the
> three factors.
> However, I would like to access those factors as variable for new
> computations. How do I do that? In SPSS we just call fact1_1, fact2_1
> etc..
> Thanks for your suggestions. V
>
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> v1 <- c(1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,3,3,3,3,3,4,5,6)
> v2 <- c(1,2,1,1,1,1,2,1,2,1,3,4,3,3,3,4,6,5)
> v3 <- c(3,3,3,3,3,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,5,4,6)
> v4 <- c(3,3,4,3,3,1,1,2,1,1,1,1,2,1,1,5,6,4)
> v5 <- c(1,1,1,1,1,3,3,3,3,3,1,1,1,1,1,6,4,5)
> v6 <- c(1,1,1,2,1,3,3,3,4,3,1,1,1,2,1,6,5,4)
> m1 <- cbind(v1,v2,v3,v4,v5,v6)
> factanal(m1, factors = 3,scores = "Bartlett")\$scores

myscores <- factanal(m1, factors = 3,scores = "Bartlett")\$scores

> myscores[,1]
[1] -0.9039949 -0.8685952 -0.9082818 -1.0021975 -0.9039949 -0.7452711
[7] -0.7098714 -0.7495580 -0.8080740 -0.7452711  0.9272282  0.9626279
[13]  0.9229413  0.8290256  0.9272282  0.4224366  1.4713902  1.8822320

or

> myscores[,"Factor1"]
[1] -0.9039949 -0.8685952 -0.9082818 -1.0021975 -0.9039949 -0.7452711
[7] -0.7098714 -0.7495580 -0.8080740 -0.7452711  0.9272282  0.9626279
[13]  0.9229413  0.8290256  0.9272282  0.4224366  1.4713902  1.8822320
>

selects a factor score. myscore is a matrix so you cannot use \$ notation. However you can convert it to data frame.

Regards
Petr

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