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st: maximum number of outcomes in mlogit

From   "Tiemann, Michael" <>
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Subject   st: maximum number of outcomes in mlogit
Date   Tue, 20 May 2008 17:12:02 +0200

Dear Statalisters,

I'm running into an unexpected problem (ie I have not considered this might be problematic). I want to estimate a multinomial logistic model with mlogit. But my dependent variable holds 54 categories. Now, when I try to run mlogit I am informed there are too many categories.
Consulting the help file exerts that there is a maximum of 50 categories. Well, just 4 short . . .
My data is such that ordered or stereotype logistic regression (with a maximum of 30 outcomes) does not apply. 
Is there any way to get stata to accept more than 50 outcomes?


Michael Tiemann.
Michael Tiemann

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