# AW: st: logit with interaction and transformation

 From "Pabst Alexander" To Subject AW: st: logit with interaction and transformation Date Mon, 3 Aug 2009 12:08:27 +0200

Hi Maarten,

thanks a lot, this is really helpful.
But just for the case: would it be correct to calculate either
Y= X1 + (ln)X2 + X1*(ln)X2
sum X1
global m  = r(mean)
global sd = r(sd)

(1) nlcom exp(x2) + (\$m+\$sd)*X2*X1
or	(2) nlcom exp(x2) + exp((\$m+\$sd)*X2*X1)

Or would I have to manage this somehow in terms of marginal effects, e.g.
mfx, eydx at(X1=\$m)?

Thanks again,
Alex

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Gesendet: Freitag, 31. Juli 2009 16:56
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Betreff: RE: st: logit with interaction and transformation

--- Pabst Alexander wrote:
> I'd like to estimate a logistic regression model with an interaction
> term between a continuous predictor (X1) and another but ln-transformed
> continuous predictor (X2)

The best way of making sense of such highly non-linear models is to
graph the results:

*--------------------- begin example --------------------------------
sysuse nlsw88, clear
adjust married = 1 never_married = 0, by(grade south) ci replace pr
twoway rarea lb ub grade if south == 0 || ///
rarea lb ub grade if south == 1 || ///
line pr grade if south == 0     || ///
line pr grade if south == 1,       ///
legend(order( 3 "Non-South"        ///
4 "South"))          ///
ytitle("probability union worker")
*--------------------- end example ----------------------------------

Hope this helps,
Maarten

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Universitaet Tuebingen
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Germany

http://home.fsw.vu.nl/m.buis/
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