LISREL, an acronym for linear structural relations, is a statistical software package used in structural equation modeling. LISREL was developed in 1970s by Karl Jöreskog, then a scientist at Educational Testing Service in Princeton, NJ, and Dag Sörbom, later both professors of Uppsala University, Sweden. The most current version, as of January 2012, is LISREL 8.8.
Command language, graphical user interface and delivery
LISREL is mainly syntax-based, although recent versions have featured a graphical user interface (GUI).
SSI (Scientific Software International) has recently changed from e-Academy to a "home-built" solution for distributing the rental (6-month or 12-month) versions of their software.
- Joreskog, K.G.; Van Thillo, M. (1972). "LISREL: A General Computer Program for Estimating a Linear Structural Equation System Involving Multiple Indicators of Unmeasured Variables (RB-72-56).". Princeton, NJ: Educational Testing Service. Retrieved November 7, 2010.