I am working on an exploratory factor analysis of dichotomous items. I've found this post extremely helpful. However, Mplus seems to be a standard that journals in my field are expecting, and I would love to replicate Mplus results in R.
I've gotten my results to come very close to Mplus, using the fa function on a polychoric correlation matrix (created with the hetcor function) and the geominQ rotation. It seems that the major difference between the fa function and Mplus is that the latter uses a robust weighted least squares factoring method (WLSMV - a diagonal weight matrix), whereas the former uses a regular weighted least squares (WLS) factoring method.
Has anyone managed to use R to replicate Mplus factor analysis for binary items? Has anyone figured out how to implement WLSMV in R?