# Logistic regression and modal value.

Hello users of Shazam,

I use the logit-estimator (logistic regeression). Alle my variables (dependent & independent) are dichotomous. Shazam calculates the marginal probabilities of the variables. The notion "typical case" is important when the marginal probabilities are calculated. According to the Shazam manual - see last version, p. 313:

"An approach is to set values to represent a "typical" case. A "typical case" can be defined by setting all dummy variables to their modal values and all other variables to their mean values".

Question: What is meant by "modal value"? Is it the most frequent value of the random dummy variable?

Ken - thanks for your confirmation. I have two follow up questions to this topic: Let's say we have a sample of N observations and that the dummy variable has the value 1 in 50% of the cases and value 0 in the rest (50%) of the sample. (a) In this case It is not possible to conclude what is the modal value - the most frequent value of the dummy variable? (b) Why not use the average value of the dummy variable? In this particular case the average value would have been 0.5?