[R] Multinomial Logit Models

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Jan 24 14:01:03 CET 2003

On Fri, 24 Jan 2003, L.E.Gross wrote:

> I am wanting to fit some multinomial logit models (multinom command in
> package nnet)
> Is it possible to do any model checking techniques on these models 
> e.g. residual, leverage etc. I cannot seem to find any commands that 
> will allow me to do this.

residuals() should work: it does for me.

Leverage is not AFAIK well-defined: remember you have a multivariate
response, and for binomial logit models `leverage' is in the linear
approximation to the glm.  A multinomial logit model is not a glm, and
there is no such linear approximation in use.  Also, I have doubts about
the usefulness of leverage even for binomial logit models: it's a local
approximation when the only possible changes (0 <--> 1) are not local.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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