Greetings,

Short question: How should I change the alligators example if the size/length

were continuous?

Let me expand on that for the patient and curious.

Both winbugs and jags versions of the alligator example for each combination

of covariates. See the snippet below:

X ~ dmulti( p , n );

for each combination of i,j, a multinomial distrubution is defined, and n is

the sum of occurances of the values of the response variable, for that

particular combination of i and j.

here i is the lake index, and j is the size index. Since size has only 2

values, (bigger than some_size or smaller than that) everything is nice. But

what if size was simply the continuous measurement value? In that case, would

not this imply an infinite combinations of i and j?

multinomial logistic regression is pointed out as a solid option when the

response variable is multinomial, and covariates (independent vars) are either

discrete, continuous or a mixture of these. However, I could not find an

example of the continuous covariate case for bugs/winbugs.

Your response would be appreciated a lot (actually, probably much more than

you could imagine)

Kind regards

Seref