Bayesian Multinomial Logistic Regression
a symbolic representation of the model to be
estimated, in the form
the name of a statistical model to estimate. For a list of other supported models and their documentation see: http://docs.zeligproject.org/articles/.
the name of a data frame containing the variables
referenced in the formula or a list of multiply imputed data frames
each having the same variable names and row numbers (created by
additional arguments passed to
a factor variable contained in
If is set to 'TRUE' (default), the model citation will be printed to the console.
zelig() accepts the following arguments for mlogit.bayes:
baseline: either a character string or numeric value (equal to
one of the observed values in the dependent variable) specifying a baseline category.
The default value is NA which sets the baseline to the first alphabetical or
numerical unique value of the dependent variable.
Additional parameters avaialable to this model include:
weights: vector of weight values or a name of a variable in the dataset
by which to weight the model. For more information see:
burnin: number of the initial MCMC iterations to be discarded (defaults to 1,000).
mcmc: number of the MCMC iterations after burnin (defaults to 10,000).
mcmc.method: either "MH" or "slice", specifying whether to use Metropolis Algorithm
or slice sampler. The default value is MH.
thin: thinning interval for the Markov chain. Only every thin-th draw from the Markov
chain is kept. The value of mcmc must be divisible by this value. The default value is 1.
tune: tuning parameter for the Metropolis-Hasting step, either a scalar or a numeric
vector (for kk coefficients, enter a kk vector). The tuning parameter should be set such
that the acceptance rate is satisfactory (between 0.2 and 0.5). The default value is 1.1.
verbose: defaults to FALSE. If TRUE, the progress of the sampler (every 10%) is
printed to the screen.
seed: seed for the random number generator. The default is
NA which corresponds
to a random seed of 12345.
beta.start: starting values for the Markov chain, either a scalar or vector with
length equal to the number of estimated coefficients. The default is
that the maximum likelihood estimates are used as the starting values.
Use the following parameters to specify the model's priors:
b0: prior mean for the coefficients, either a numeric vector or a scalar.
If a scalar value, that value will be the prior mean for all the coefficients.
The default is 0.
B0: prior precision parameter for the coefficients, either a square
matrix (with the dimensions equal to the number of the coefficients) or a scalar.
If a scalar value, that value times an identity matrix will be the prior precision
parameter. The default is 0, which leads to an improper prior.
Depending on the class of model selected,
zelig will return
an object with elements including
formula which may be summarized using
summary(z.out) or individually extracted using, for example,
http://docs.zeligproject.org/articles/getters.html for a list of
functions to extract model components. You can also extract whole fitted
model objects using
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