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Re: st: bootstrap error: insufficient observations ...

From   Maarten buis <>
Subject   Re: st: bootstrap error: insufficient observations ...
Date   Mon, 1 Oct 2007 10:44:50 +0100 (BST)

--- Guido Heineck <> wrote:
> I run a multinomial logit model and want to examine differences in 
> predicted probabilities for different hypothetical groups of my
> sample. Using the auto-data, the following code shows what I do.


> I tried several things, but so far I was not successful. I would thus
> appreciate any helpful hint.

Try the following example:

*------------ example -------------------------
set more off

sysuse auto, clear
xtile lhs = price, nq(4)
gen forXmpg = foreign * mpg

capture program drop bst
program bst, rclass
	mlogit lhs foreign mpg forXmpg
	drop _all
	set obs 4
	gen foreign = _n <= 2
	gen mpg = cond(mod(_n,2),11,22)
	gen forXmpg = foreign * mpg
	predict pr*, pr
	return scalar diff11 = pr1[1]-pr1[3]
	return scalar diff13 = pr3[1]-pr3[3]
	return scalar diff21 = pr1[2]-pr1[4]
	return scalar diff23 = pr3[2]-pr3[4]

tempfile res
bootstrap diff11=r(diff11) diff13=r(diff13)  /*
       */ diff21=r(diff21) diff23=r(diff23), /*
       */ reps(100) saving(`res') seed(999): bst
use `res', replace
*------------ end example -------------------------
(For more on how to use examples I sent to the Statalist, see )

Hope this helps,

Maarten L. Buis
Department of Social Research Methodology
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
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1081 HV Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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