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Re: st: mlogtest hausman "invalid syntax" (Stata 8)

From   Richard Williams <>
Subject   Re: st: mlogtest hausman "invalid syntax" (Stata 8)
Date   Wed, 09 May 2007 05:52:59 -0500

At 03:25 AM 5/9/2007, wrote:
Hi Statalisters:

I ran a multinomial logistic regression with a 3-category dependent
variable (the IVs include one continuous variable and 8 dummies), and
wanted to test the IIA assumption. The problem is that -mlogtest- will
not perform the Hausman test.  I used the -mlogtest- command after
running -mlogit-, in different versions: I tried -mlogtest, iia-,
-mlogtest, hausman-, and -mlogtest, smhsiao-.  Stata will do the
Small-Hsiao test, but it won't run the -mlogtest, iia- and -mlogtest,
hausman-  because of "invalid syntax".  I Googled generally and
searched the Statalist archives, but have not come across anything
directly relevant.  Am I missing something?  What might be causing this?
I can't replicate the problem. Do you have the latest version of the spost9 routines? They were last updated on March 4. Also make sure your version of Stata is up to date. mlogtest itself was last updated in December:

. which mlogtest
*! version 1.7.4 8Dec2006 - suest bug fix

If everything is up to date, perhaps you could try to see if you can come up with a replicable example using a publicly available data set, e.g. auto. You may need to contact Scott Long if you think you've discovered a bug in his program.

Also, these commands work for me, so see if they work for you:

use "";
mlogit warm yr89 male white age ed prst
mlogtest, iia

Richard Williams, Notre Dame Dept of Sociology
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