cvsem: SEM Model Comparison with K-Fold Cross-Validation

The goal of 'cvsem' is to provide functions that allow for comparing Structural Equation Models (SEM) using cross-validation. Users can specify multiple SEMs using 'lavaan' syntax. 'cvsem' computes the Kullback Leibler (KL) Divergence between 1) the model implied covariance matrix estimated from the training data and 2) the sample covariance matrix estimated from the test data described in Cudeck, Robert & Browne (1983) <doi:10.18637/jss.v048.i02>. The KL Divergence is computed for each of the specified SEMs allowing for the models to be compared based on their prediction errors.

Version: 1.0.0
Imports: lavaan, stats, Rdpack
Suggests: testthat (≥ 3.0.0)
Published: 2022-08-13
DOI: 10.32614/CRAN.package.cvsem
Author: Anna Wysocki [aut, cre], Danielle Siegel [aut], Cameron allen [aut], Philippe Rast [aut]
Maintainer: Anna Wysocki <awysocki at>
License: GPL (≥ 3)
NeedsCompilation: no
Materials: README
CRAN checks: cvsem results


Reference manual: cvsem.pdf


Package source: cvsem_1.0.0.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): cvsem_1.0.0.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): cvsem_1.0.0.tgz, r-release (x86_64): cvsem_1.0.0.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): cvsem_1.0.0.tgz


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