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RE: st: Multinominal Logit

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   RE: st: Multinominal Logit
Date   Wed, 22 Aug 2007 13:47:11 +0100

Please note: the term "multinominal" is
a typo. The standard term is "multinomial". 


Xiaoheng Zhang
> Sounds like you are going to do a discrete-choice model.A simple
> suggestion is that if your explanatory variables contain
> payment-specific characteristics(I guess,such as costs and service
> providers), you need to use the Conditional Logit Model; if your
> explanatoiry variables only contain individuals' characteristics, you
> can use the Multinominal Logit (or the Conditional Logit,it yields the
> same outcomes as the Mulitinominal Logit will do). My best advice for
> you to start is to read State manual re. the Multinomial Logit and the
> Conditional Logit,it provides very good examples on
> transportation-mode choice and restaurant choice.
Killian Murphy 

> > I have survey data on payment instruments and i am 
> attempting to determine
> > what are the factors that affect an individuals decision to 
> choose one
> > payment method over another.
> >
> > Am i correct in using a multinominal logit model?
> > Is the command mlogit correct
> > is it possible that you could provide me with a do.file as 
> an example

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