Partial Least Squares (PLS) modeling in IBM SPSS Statistics requires use of Python or R

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Can Partial Least Squares (PLS) analysis be conducted in IBM SPSS Statistics or Amos?

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IBM SPSS Statistics currently does not have a procedure designed to handle partial least squares. A PLS module implemented via Python is available. To access the PLS module, install the PLS Extension Module from . Under the Resources heading, click the IBM SPSS Statistics link. Under the Tools and Utilities heading on the resulting page, click on the link to Statistical Tools, then scroll to find Note that you must first have the appropriate version of the Python plugin or Python Essentials. Links to these are shown in the Essentials and Plugins section above the Tools and Utilities section.

An R package might also be used for PLS analyses. Amos does not currently offer PLS.

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