# st: Doubt with Margeff

 From "Joao Ricardo F. Lima" <[email protected]> To [email protected] Subject st: Doubt with Margeff Date Tue, 29 Apr 2008 13:16:05 -0300

```Dear Prof. Tamas and Statalisters,

I'm with this doubt using margeff after logit model. x22 is the square of x2...

Doing:

* Margeff x2

qui logit y x1 x2 x22 lnx3, nolog
qui margeff, at(mean) dummies(x1) replace
qui su x2
local mx2 = r(mean)   // mean of x2
lincom _b[x2]+ 2*`mx2'*_b[x22]

I have this result:

. lincom _b[x2]+ 2*`mx2'*_b[x22]

( 1)  x2 + 82.66667 x22 = 0

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
|      Coef.   Std. Err.      z    P>|z|     [95% Conf. Interval]
-------------+----------------------------------------------------------------
(1) |   .0013582   .0103425     0.13   0.896    -.0189128    .0216292
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

But doing this:

qui logit y x1 x2 x22 lnx3, nolog
qui prvalue
local pi=r(p1)
qui sum x2
local m1=r(mean)
di (`pi'*(1-`pi'))*(_b[x2]+(2*`m1'*_b[x22]))

I have

. di (`pi'*(1-`pi'))*(_b[x2]+(2*`m1'*_b[x22]))
.0033248

For lnx3, the values are the same, it�s ok!

nlcom _b[lnx3]*(1/`m2')

_nl_1:  _b[lnx3]*(1/11.83333333333333)

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
|      Coef.   Std. Err.      z    P>|z|     [95% Conf. Interval]
-------------+----------------------------------------------------------------
_nl_1 |   .1195907   .0650132     1.84   0.066    -.0078329    .2470143
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

. di (`pi'*(1-`pi'))*(_b[lnx3]*(1/`m2'))
.11959073

Could you help me again?

Thanks!!

Joao Ricardo Lima
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