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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,[1] 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[edit]

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.

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  1. ^ 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. 

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