Compound Hierarchical Ordered Probit (CHOPIT)
Description
Estimate Compound Hierarchical Ordered Probit (CHOPIT) model
Usage
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Arguments
formula 
A list of named formulas giving a symbolic description of the model to be fit. See 'Details' below. 
data 
An anchors.data class object. See 'Details' below. 
subset 
Logical expression indicating elements or rows to keep:
missing values are taken as false; equivalent to function 
options 
An anchors.options class object. See 'Details' below. 
na.action 
Specify the "NA action" which should be applied to 'data'. Default is R standard option 'na.omit'; can also be set to 'na.fail'. 
Details
The formula syntax is designed to allow the same list of formulas
to be used for both anchors and chopit.
If a user would like to use exactly the same cases with
chopit
as with anchors
(i.e., drop cases with any
missing responses or missing cpolr
values), and vise versa (i.e.,
also drop any case with missing values in the tau=
,
tau1=
formulae), then the user should use the same list of
formula for all methods and use the option
anchors.options(delete="maximal")
. See example below.
Only options relevant to chopit
are discussed here.
The named list() of formulas may include
self: selfresponse variable and linear predictors.
vign: vignette responses, bound together by cbind (as in glm binomial syntax), with ONLY '~ 1' as RHS of equation (formulas must have RHS). Must be present for all methods.
tau : linear predictors of cutpoints, NO LHS variable.
tau1 : Optional. linear predictors of only the mean shift of all cutpoints NO LHS variable. Default: if omitted, set equal to formula specified in 'tau='.
Example:
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One can also use a single formula as a short hand: specifying
fo < self ~ vign1 + vign2
is equivalent to
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All of the response variables must be in the form of consequetive nonnegative numeric integers, i.e., 1, 2, ... K.
** anchors
currently does not support factor responses.**
The chopit
model does *not* by default require that every
respondent answer all vignette or the self questions to be included in
the model; only answers that are nonmissing are used in the
likelihood function.
Value
data 
list of class anchors.data 
parm 
list which contains MLEs 
count 
list containing summary of data dimensions 
options 
list of options, possibly modified from original call to anchors() or internal consistency with use of chopit 
optim 
complete object returned by optim() or genoud() call 
hess 
Hessian 
LL.vign 
likelihood values for the vignette component of model 
LL.self 
likelihood values fo rthe self component of model 
gr 
gradients of fitted model 
time 
timing information for estimation 
options and anchors.options()
Invoking the chopit model without options,
chopit(formula, data)
is equivalent to,
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To change an option setting, pass one or more of the following tagged
values to the options argument via the anchors.options()
function. Alternative vluaes for options are passed using the
tag=new.value syntax (same with the par()
function.
To see all default values, type anchors.options()
without arguments.
 normalize
Normalization constraints imposed.
"self" = location is set by removing any intercept from x0 vector and constraining variance of first self question to be 1.
"hilo" = sets location and scale by setting first theta to 0 and last theta to 1.
 vign.var

"homo" constrains all vignettes to have a single, common variance.
"hetero" allows variances to differ for each vignette
 linear

TRUE: (default) use additive linear formulation of taus if true.
FALSE: uses additive exponentiated values to force each cutpoint to be positive.
NOTE: Analytical gradients only availabe with linear formulation.
 analytical

TRUE; (default) use analytical gradients–much faster than numerical.
FALSE: use numerical gradients
Currently analytical gradients are only available for model with normalize='self' and linear=TRUE options.
 optimizer

"optim": (default) estimate using
optim
"genoud": estimate chopit using
genoud
optimizer
With optimizer = "optim", there are additional options for specifying
how optim
is invoked.
 optim.method
This sets the 'method' of
optim
and can be one ofoptim.method = c("BFGS", "NelderMead", "CG", "LBFGSB", "SANN")
"BFGS" is the default.
The Details section of
optim
gives the precise definition of each method. maxit
This option controls the maximum number of interations that optim will perform before stopping, even if a solution has not been found. Default: 500.
With optimizer = "genoud", there are additional options for specifying
how genoud
is invoked.
 wait.generations
If there is no improvement in the objective function in this number of generations, 'genoud' will think that it has found the optimum. Default: 1
 pop.size
Population Size. This is the number of individuals 'genoud' uses to solve the optimization problem. Default: 500
 MemoryMatrix
This variable controls if 'genoud' sets up a memory matrix. Such a matrix ensures that 'genoud' will request the fitness evaluation of a given set of parameters only once. The variable may be 'TRUE' or 'FALSE'. If it is 'FALSE', 'genoud' will be aggressive in conserving memory. Default: TRUE.
 max.generations
Maximum Generations. This is the maximum number of generations that 'genoud' will run when attempting to optimize a function. Default: 100.
 domain
'Genoud' will create a Domains matrix by setting the lower bound for all of the parameters equal to 1 * 'default.domains' and the upper bound equal to 'default.domains'. Default: 5,
Note
Related materials and worked examples are available at http://wand.stanford.edu/anchors/
Author(s)
Jonathan Wand http://wand.stanford.edu
References
Wand, Jonathan; Gary King; and Olivia Lau. (2007) “Anchors: Software for Anchoring Vignettes”. Journal of Statistical Software. Forthcoming. copy at http://wand.stanford.edu/research/anchorsjss.pdf
Wand, Jonathan and Gary King. (2007) Anchoring Vignetttes in R: A (different kind of) Vignette copy at http://wand.stanford.edu/anchors/doc/anchors.pdf
King, Gary; Christopher J.L. Murray; Joshua A. Salomon; and Ajay Tandon. "Enhancing the Validity and Crosscultural Comparability of Survey Research," American Political Science Review, Vol. 98, No. 1 (February, 2004): 191207, copy at http://gking.harvard.edu/files/abs/vignabs.shtml
See Also
anchors
,
anchors.data
,
anchors.options
,
optim
,
genoud
Examples
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