MNP: R Package for Fitting the Multinomial Probit Model

MNP is a publicly available R package that fits the Bayesian multinomial probit model via Markov chain Monte Carlo. The multinomial probit model is often used to analyze the discrete choices made by individuals recorded in survey data. Examples where the multinomial probit model may be useful include the analysis of product choice by consumers in market research and the analysis of candidate or party choice by voters in electoral studies. The MNP software can also fit the model with different choice sets for each individual, and complete or partial individual choice orderings of the available alternatives from the choice set. The estimation is based on the efficient marginal data augmentation algorithm that is developed by Imai and van Dyk (2005). “A Bayesian Analysis of the Multinomial Probit Model Using the Data Augmentation,” Journal of Econometrics, Vol. 124, No. 2 (February), pp. 311-334. Detailed examples are given in Imai and van Dyk (2005). “MNP: R Package for Fitting the Multinomial Probit Model.” Journal of Statistical Software, Vol. 14, No. 3 (May), pp. 1-32.

Version: 2.6-4
Depends: R (≥ 2.1), MASS, utils
Published: 2013-06-09
Author: Kosuke Imai, David A. van Dyk.
Maintainer: Kosuke Imai <kimai at>
License: GPL-2 | GPL-3 [expanded from: GPL (≥ 2)]
NeedsCompilation: yes
In views: Bayesian, Econometrics, Multivariate, SocialSciences
CRAN checks: MNP results


Reference manual: MNP.pdf
Package source: MNP_2.6-4.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X El Capitan binaries: r-release: MNP_2.6-4.tgz
OS X Mavericks binaries: r-oldrel: MNP_2.6-4.tgz
Old sources: MNP archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse enhances: prediction


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