# RE: st: Logit transformation

 From jverkuilen <[email protected]> To <[email protected]> Subject RE: st: Logit transformation Date Fri, 8 Aug 2008 12:14:55 -0400

```I just want to second the recommendation of Long & Freese book Marten mentioned.

You will also benefit from Googling for UCLA's ATS pages on Stata (I am on a handheld, can't do it). Also there are course notes by German Rodriguez at Princeton and some by Rich Williams from Notre Dame you may find helpful.

-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected]
To: [email protected]
Sent: 8/8/2008 6:30 AM
Subject: Re: st: Logit transformation

Hello,

Thank you for your explanation. This is what I am trying to do. I want
to relate the probability of being poor to the logit coefficients in a
linear function.

Zitat von "Maarten buis" <[email protected]>:

> --- [email protected] wrote:
>> I would to ask you a technical question on the transformation of
>> logit coefficients into non-negative weights.
>>
>> For example, I have run a logit regression which gave the following
>> results:
>>
>> logodds= 0.2198*agrhh +0.7161*ea_trad_boma - 0.0673*ruralnorth
>>            + 0.1807*ruralcentre - 0.4402*ruralsouth;
>>
>> odds= p/(1-p) is the odd ratio
>> p is the probability of being poor the explanatory variables are all
>> categorical and take the value of 0 or 1.
>>
>> Now, I want to transform all of the coefficients into non-negative
>> integers (based on a linear relationship as above) so that the
>> prediction of the logodds  ranges from 0 to 100.
>
> What I think you want to know is how the explanatory variables
> influence the probability of being poor. The fact that the probability
> is a number between 0 and 1 (or 0 and 100, if you prefer to think in
> terms of percentages) does not mean that the effects have to be
> positive. I certainly does not mean that the effect has to be an
> integer, this is not true for the probability either. An excelent text
> on interpreting these kinds of models is J. Scott Long & Jeremy
> Freese's "Regression Models for Categorical Dependent Variables Using
> http://www.stata-press.com/books/regmodcdvs.html .
>
> Anyhow, if my assumption of what you want is correct, the command you
> are looking for is -mfx-, see -help mfx-.
>
> Hope this helps,
> Maarten
>
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