[R] glm vs multinom

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Dec 28 21:43:59 CET 2004

On Tue, 28 Dec 2004, Rajdeep Das wrote:

> I am doing two class classification using logistic regression. I 
> realized that I can either use "glm" function or "multinom" function. I 
> know "multinom" is used for multiclass classification. But if I was it 
> for binary classification, I was wondering if there is an difference in 
> the results compared to "glm" results.

Why wonder?  Try it and see.
If you use both correctly, the differences will be small.

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