LISREL (linear structural relations) is a proprietary statistical software package used in structural equation modeling (SEM) for manifest and latent variables. It requires a "fairly high level of statistical sophistication".[1]


LISREL was developed in the 1970s by Karl Jöreskog, then a scientist at Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey,[2] and Dag Sörbom, later both professors of Uppsala University in Sweden.[3] The most current version is LISREL 11 and can be downloaded from[4]

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- or 12-month) versions of their software.

See also


  1. ^ "LISREL". University of Indiana. University Information Technology Services. Archived from the original on 6 February 2015. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "LISREL 8.3". Yale University Center for Science and Social Science Information. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Lisrel".

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