Index of Control Variables

Before your analysis, these control variables can be set in your Control file and at the Extra specifications prompt.

After your analysis, these control variables can be set in the Specification-menu dialog box and in other pull-down menus.

The current settings of these variables can be seen from the Output Files menu. Click on Control variables file.

 

AGREEFILE=

paired-person agreement file

AGREEGROUP=

compare with other groups in Table 35

ALPHANUM=

alphabetic numbering to exceed 9 with XWIDE=1

ANCESTIM=

Special alternative estimation method for anchored analyses

ASCII=

output only ASCII characters

ASYMPTOTE=

report estimates of upper and lower asymptotes

BATCH=

set batch mode

BOXSHOW=

draw boxes around Output Tables

BYITEM=

show empirical curves for items

CATREF=

reference category: Table 2

CFILE=

scored category label file

CHART=

graphical plots of measures

CLFILE=

codes label file

CMATRIX=

category matrix in Table 3.2, etc.

CODES=

valid & missing data codes

CONVERGE=

select convergence criteria

CSV=

comma-separated values in output files

CURVES=

probability curve selection: Tables 21, 2

CUTHI=

cut off responses with high expectations

CUTLO=

cut off responses with low expectations

DATA=

name of data file

DATESHOW=

display analysis date and Winsteps version number in Table headings

DELIMITER=

delimiter of input response data fields

DIF=

person label columns for DIF

DISCRIM=

display item discrimination estimates

DISFILE=

category/distractor/response option count file

DISOPTION=

distractor file reporting option

DISTRACTOR=

output category/distractor/option counts

DPF=

item label columns for DPF

EDFILE=

edit data file

EFILE=

expected scores on the items

EQFILE=

code equivalences

EXCAT=

extreme-category adjustment

EXCELNUMBER=

Excel converts numeric labels into numbers = No

EXTRSCORE=

extreme score adjustment

FITHIGH=

lower bar in charts

FITI=

item misfit criterion

FITLOW=

lower bar in charts

FITP=

person misfit criterion

FORMAT=

reformat data

FORMFD=

form-feed character

FRANGE=

half-range of fit statistics on plots

FREQUENT=

column heading in Tables 1, 12, 16

FSHOW=

show files created from control file

G0ZONE=

percent of 0's within 0-zone among which all 1's are turned to 0's

G1ZONE=

percent of 1's within 1-zone among which all 0's are turned to 1's

GRFILE=

graphing file for probability curves

GROUPS=

assigns items to rating scale or partial credit groupings (same as ISGROUPS=)

GRPFROM=

location of ISGROUPS=

GUFILE=

Guttmanized file of responses

HEADER=

display or suppress Sub-Table Headings after the first

HIADJ=

correction for top categories

HLINES=

heading lines in output files

IAFILE=

item anchor file

IANCHQU=

anchor items interactively

ICORFILE=

inter-item residual correlations

IDELETE=

one-line item deletion list

IDELQU=

delete items interactively

IDFILE=

item deletion file

IDROPEXTR=

remove items with extreme scores

IFILE=

item output file

ILFILE=

item label file

IMAP=

item label for item maps

INUMB=

label items by sequence number

IOFSFIELDS=

field selection for IFILE=

IPEXTREME=

placement of extreme scores on maps

IPMATRIX=

response matrix (Output Files menu only)

IPRFILE=

change codes for blocks of persons and items

IREFER=

identifying items for recoding

ISELECT=

item selection criterion

ISFILE=

item-structure output file

ISGROUPS=

assigns items to rating scale or partial credit groupings (same as GROUPS=)

ISORT=

sort column in item label

ISRANGE=

category range of an item group

ISUBTOTAL=

subtotal items by specified columns

ITEM=

title for item labels

ITEM1=

column number of first response

ITLEN=

maximum length of item label

IVALUEx=

recoding for items

IWEIGHT=

item (variable) weighting

KEYFORM=

Keyform skeleton for Excel plot

KEYFROM=

location of KEYn=

KEYn=

scoring key

KEYSCR=

reassign scoring keys

LCONV=

logit change at convergence

LESS=

column heading in Tables 1, 12, 16

LINELENGTH=

length of printed lines

LOCAL=

locally restandardize fit statistics

LOGFILE=

accumulates control files

LOWADJ=

correction for bottom categories

MAKEKEY=

construct an MCQ scoring key

MATRIX=

correlation output format

MAXPAGE=

maximum number of lines per page

MFORMS=

reformatting input records & multiple forms

MHSLICE=

size of Mantel or Mantel-Haenszel slice

MISSCORE=

scored value of missing data: not your missing-data code

MJMLE=

maximum number of JMLE iterations

MNSQ=

show mean-square or t standardized fit

MODELS=

assigns model types to items

MODFROM=

location of MODELS=

MORE=

column heading in Tables 1, 12, 16

MPROX=

maximum number of PROX iterations

MRANGE=

half-range of measures on plots in Tables

MTICK=

measure distance between tick-marks on plots in Tables

MUCON=

maximum number of JMLE iterations

NAME1=

first column of person label

NAMLEN=

length of person label

NAMLMP=

label length on maps

NEWSCORE=

recoded data values

NI=

number of items

NORMAL=

normal distribution for standardizing fit

OSORT=

category/option/distractor sorted by score, count or measure

OUTFIT=

sort misfits on outfit or infit

PAFILE=

person anchor file

PAIRED=

correction for paired comparison data

PANCHQU=

anchor persons interactively

PCORFIL=

inter-person residual correlations

PDELETE=

one-line person deletion list

PDELQU=

delete persons interactively

PDFILE=

person deletion file

PDROPEXTR=

remove persons with extreme scores

PERSON=

title for person labels

PFILE=

person output file

PIVOT=

structure anchoring (backwards compatibility only)

PKMAP=

customize Table 36 diagnostic maps

PMAP=

person label for person maps

POFSFIELDS=

field selection for PFILE=

PRCOMP=

residual type for principal components/contrast analysis

PSELECT=

person selection criterion

PSORT=

sort column in person label

PSUBTOTAL=

subtotal persons by specified columns

PTBISERIAL=

report point-biserial correlations

PVALUE=

report item proportion-correct-values or average ratings

PWEIGHT=

person (case) weighting

QUOTED=

quote-marks around labels

RARE=

column heading in Tables 1, 12, 16

RCONV=

score residual at convergence

REALSE=

inflate S.E. of measures for misfit

RESCORE=

controls response recoding

RESFRM=

location of RESCORE=

RFILE=

scored response output file

RMSR=

report root-mean-square residual in measure tables

SAFILE=

structure anchor file

SAITEM=

multiple ISGROUPS= format in SFILE= & SAFILE=

SANCHQU=

anchor structure interactively

SCOREFILE=

score-to-measure file

SDELQU=

delete structure interactively

SDFILE=

structure deletion file

SEPARATOR=

delimiter of input response data fields

SFILE=

structure output file

SFUNCTION=

function to model Andrich thresholds with polynomials

SICOMPLETE=

simulate complete data

SIEXTREME=

simulate extreme scores = Yes

SIFILE=

simulated data file

SIMEASURE=

measure or data = Yes

SINUMBER=

number of simulated data files = 1

SIRESAMPLE=

number of persons resampled

SISEED=

simulated data seed = 0 (clock)

SPFILE=

supplemental control file

STBIAS=

correct for estimation bias

STEPT3=

structure summary in Table 3.2 or 21

STKEEP=

keep non-observed intermediate categories in structure

SUBSETS=

perform subset detection

SVDEPOCHS=

maximum epochs for SVD estimation

SVDFACTORS=

singular-value decomposition factors

SVDFILE=

singular-value decomposition file

SVDMIN=

singular-value decomposition minimum improvement

SVDTYPE=

singular-value decomposition residual type

T1I#=

items per # in Table 1

T1P#=

persons per # in Table 1

T2SELECT=

selects Table 2 subtables

T7OPTIONS=

selects Table 7.1 and 11.1 detail lines

TABLES=

output table selection

TARGET=

information-weighted estimation

TCCFILE=

Test Characteristic Curve (TCC) and Test Information Function (TIF)

TFILE=

input file of table numbers to be output

TITLE=

title for output listing

TOTALSCORE=

show total observed score and count

TRPOFILE=

transposed file

TRPOTYPE=

transposed file type

UAMOVE=

amount to increase anchor values

UANCHOR=

user anchors (backward compatibility only)

UASCALE=

anchor user-scale value of 1 logit

UCOUNT=

most unexpected responses in Tables 6 and 10.

UDECIMALS=

number of decimal places reported

UEXTREME=

include extreme scores for UIMEAN= or UPMEAN= = No

UIMEAN=

reported user-set mean of item measures

UMEAN=

reported user-set mean of item measures

UPMEAN=

reported user-set mean of person measures

USCALE=

reported user-scaled value for 1 logit

W300=

produce IFILE= and PFILE= in 3.00 format

WEBFONT=

font to display using ASCII=Webpage

WHEXACT=

Wilson-Hilferty exact normalization

XFILE=

analyzed response file

XWIDE=

columns per response

@FIELD=

user-defined field locations

#1#=

user-defined replaceable tokens


Help for Winsteps Rasch Measurement Software: www.winsteps.com. Author: John Michael Linacre

Just released in June 2017: Winsteps 4.0 with Table 45 Cumulative Plot

New: Masterchef Australia 2017: Rasch Measurement of Cooks with Table 45

For more information, contact info@winsteps.com or use the comment form below.
 

Facets Rasch measurement software. Buy for $149. & site licenses. Freeware student/evaluation download
Winsteps Rasch measurement software. Buy for $149. & site licenses. Freeware student/evaluation download

State-of-the-art : single-user and site licenses : free student/evaluation versions : download immediately : instructional PDFs : user forum : assistance by email : bugs fixed fast : free update eligibility : backwards compatible : money back if not satisfied
 
Rasch, Winsteps, Facets online Tutorials

 

Forum Rasch Measurement Forum to discuss any Rasch-related topic

Click here to add your email address to the Winsteps and Facets email list for notifications.

Click here to ask a question or make a suggestion about Winsteps and Facets software.

Rasch Publications
Rasch Measurement Transactions (free, online) Rasch Measurement research papers (free, online) Probabilistic Models for Some Intelligence and Attainment Tests, Georg Rasch Applying the Rasch Model 3rd. Ed., Bond & Fox Best Test Design, Wright & Stone
Rating Scale Analysis, Wright & Masters Introduction to Rasch Measurement, E. Smith & R. Smith Introduction to Many-Facet Rasch Measurement, Thomas Eckes Invariant Measurement: Using Rasch Models in the Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences, George Engelhard, Jr. Statistical Analyses for Language Testers, Rita Green
Rasch Models: Foundations, Recent Developments, and Applications, Fischer & Molenaar Journal of Applied Measurement Rasch models for measurement, David Andrich Constructing Measures, Mark Wilson Rasch Analysis in the Human Sciences, Boone, Stave, Yale
in Spanish: Análisis de Rasch para todos, Agustín Tristán Mediciones, Posicionamientos y Diagnósticos Competitivos, Juan Ramón Oreja Rodríguez
Winsteps Tutorials Facets Tutorials Rasch Discussion Groups

 


 

 
Coming Rasch-related Events
Sept. 27-29, 2017, Wed.-Fri. In-person workshop: Introductory Rasch Analysis using RUMM2030, Leeds, UK (M. Horton), Announcement
Oct. 13 - Nov. 10, 2017, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Core Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps), www.statistics.com
Oct. 25-27, 2017, Wed.-Fri. In-person workshop: Applying the Rasch Model hands-on introductory workshop, Melbourne, Australia (T. Bond, B&FSteps), Announcement
Dec. 6-8, 2017, Wed.-Fri. In-person workshop: Introductory Rasch Analysis using RUMM2030, Leeds, UK (M. Horton), Announcement
Jan. 5 - Feb. 2, 2018, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Core Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps), www.statistics.com
Jan. 10-16, 2018, Wed.-Tues. In-person workshop: Advanced Course in Rasch Measurement Theory and the application of RUMM2030, Perth, Australia (D. Andrich), Announcement
Jan. 17-19, 2018, Wed.-Fri. Rasch Conference: Seventh International Conference on Probabilistic Models for Measurement, Matilda Bay Club, Perth, Australia, Website
April 13-17, 2018, Fri.-Tues. AERA, New York, NY, www.aera.net
May 25 - June 22, 2018, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Core Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps), www.statistics.com
June 29 - July 27, 2018, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Further Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps), www.statistics.com
Aug. 10 - Sept. 7, 2018, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Many-Facet Rasch Measurement (E. Smith, Facets), www.statistics.com
Oct. 12 - Nov. 9, 2018, Fri.-Fri. On-line workshop: Practical Rasch Measurement - Core Topics (E. Smith, Winsteps), www.statistics.com

 

 

Our current URL is www.winsteps.com

Winsteps® is a registered trademark
 


 

 
    Rasch is to social science measurement as Modere is to wellness and skincare products.
  1. based on sound scientific principles
  2. smart and effective
  3. constantly advancing as state-of-the-art
  4. rejecting harmful ingredients that appear attractive, but are actually toxic
  5. designed to benefit everyone