[R] ordered probit and cauchit

David Firth d.firth at warwick.ac.uk
Wed Sep 22 11:04:12 CEST 2004

On Wednesday, Sep 22, 2004, at 03:42 Europe/London, roger koenker wrote:

> What is the current state of the R-art for ordered probit models, and 
> more
> esoterically is there any available R strategy for ordered cauchit 
> models,
> i.e. ordered multinomial alternatives with a cauchy link function.  
> is an option, obviously, but for a univariate latent variable model 
> this seems
> to be overkill... standard mle methods should be preferable.  (??)

A quick look at polr (in the MASS package) suggests to me that it 
wouldn't be all that hard to extend it to link functions other than 

Is MLE known to be well behaved in these models if the latent variable 
is Cauchy?


> Googling reveals that spss provides such functions... just to wave a 
> red
> flag.
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