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Software Description: Statistical Modeling

Platform: Access from Windows, Mac or Linux
Cost: No Charge for current VCU Students, Faculty and Staff

Overview of Mplus

The Mplus Base Program and the Mixture and Multilevel Add-Ons are available to VCU researchers on the App2Go Server.

Mplus is a statistical modeling program that provides researchers with a flexible tool to analyze their data. Mplus offers researchers a wide choice of models, estimators, and algorithms in a program that has an easy-to-use interface and graphical displays of data and analysis results. Mplus allows the analysis of both cross-sectional and longitudinal data, single-level and multilevel data and data that come from different populations with either observed or unobserved heterogeneity. Analyses can be carried out for observed variables that are continuous, censored, binary, ordered categorical (ordinal), unordered categorical (nominal), counts, or combinations of these variable types. Mplus also has special features for missing data, complex survey data, and multilevel data. In addition, Mplus has extensive capabilities for Monte Carlo simulation studies, where data can be generated and analyzed according to any of the models included in the program.

Mplus License Information

Because Mplus is not a server based application, only one license of Mplus is available for use by VCU researchers on the App2Go Server.

Use Mplus on the App2Go Server

Using a Windows, Mac or Linux computer, you are able to access Mplus via a browser window. Although Mplus runs on the App2Go Server, it appears to be running on your PC. You can open, save and print files from your PC. Applications on the App2Go server are available to support research projects and are not intended for instructional use.

Only current VCU faculty, staff and students may access Mplus on the App2Go Server. Documentation on how to use of the App2Go Server will provide you details such as system requirements, installation, opening files, saving files and printing.

Manuals & Training


The Department of Statistical Sciences and Operations Research provides statistical and programming consultation for using this product for teaching and research purposes.  To request a consultation appointment contact

For issues concerning accessing and running MATLAB on the App2Go server, please contact the IT Support Center.

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