mblogit mclogit 0.6.1

Multinomial (Baseline) Logit Models for Categorical and Multinommial Responses


The function mblogit fits multinomial logit models for categorical and multinomial count responses with fixed alternatives, where the logits are relative to a baseline category.


mblogit(formula, data = parent.frame(), random = NULL, subset,
  weights = NULL, na.action = getOption("na.action"), model = TRUE,
  x = FALSE, y = TRUE, contrasts = NULL, control = mclogit.control(...),



the model formula. The response must be a factor or a matrix of counts.


an optional data frame, list or environment (or object coercible by as.data.frame to a data frame) containing the variables in the model. If not found in data, the variables are taken from environment(formula), typically the environment from which glm is called.


an optional formula that specifies the random-effects structure or NULL.


an optional vector specifying a subset of observations to be used in the fitting process.


an optional vector of weights to be used in the fitting process. Should be NULL or a numeric vector.


a function which indicates what should happen when the data contain NA``s.  The default is set by the ``na.action setting of options, and is na.fail if that is unset. The ‘factory-fresh’ default is na.omit. Another possible value is NULL, no action. Value na.exclude can be useful.


a logical value indicating whether model frame should be included as a component of the returned value.

x, y

logical values indicating whether the response vector and model matrix used in the fitting process should be returned as components of the returned value.


an optional list. See the contrasts.arg of model.matrix.default.


a list of parameters for the fitting process. See mclogit.control


arguments to be passed to mclogit.control


mblogit returns an object of class “mblogit”, which has almost the same structure as an object of class “glm”. The difference are the components coefficients, residuals, fitted.values, linear.predictors, and y, which are matrices with number of columns equal to the number of response categories minus one.


The function mblogit internally rearranges the data into a ‘long’ format and uses mclogit.fit to compute estimates. Nevertheless, the ‘user data’ is unaffected.