psych (version 2.1.9)

## Description

Although the print.psych function will sort factor analysis loadings, sometimes it is useful to do this outside of the print function. fa.sort takes the output from the fa or principal functions and sorts the loadings for each factor. Items are located in terms of their greatest loading. The new order is returned as an element in the fa list. fa.organize allows for the columns or rows to be reorganized.

## Usage

```fa.sort(fa.results,polar=FALSE)
fa.organize(fa.results,o=NULL,i=NULL,cn=NULL,echelon=TRUE,flip=TRUE)```

## Arguments

fa.results

The output from a factor analysis or principal components analysis using `fa` or `principal`. Can also just be a matrix of loadings.

polar

Sort by polar coordinates of first two factors (FALSE)

o

The order in which to order the factors

i

The order in which to order the items

cn

new factor names

echelon

Organize the factors so that they are in echelon form (variable 1 .. n on factor 1, n+1 ...n=k on factor 2, etc.)

flip

## Value

These sorted values are used internally by the various diagram functions.

The values returned are the same as `fa`, except in sorted order. In addition, the order is returned as an additional element in the fa list.

## Details

fa.organize takes a factor analysis or components output and reorganizes the factors in the o order. Items are organized in the i order. This is useful when comparing alternative factor solutions.

The flip option works only for the case of matrix input, not for full `fa` objects. Use the `reflect` function.

See Also as `fa`,`print.psych`, `fa.diagram`,

## Examples

Run this code
``````# NOT RUN {
test.simple <- fa(sim.item(16),2)
fa.sort(test.simple)
fa.organize(test.simple,c(2,1))  #the factors but not the items have been rearranged
# }
``````

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