I am building a multinomial logistic regression with sklearn (LogisticRegression). But after it finishes, how can I get a p-value and confident interval of my model? It only appears that sklearn only provides coefficient and intercept.

Thank you a lot.


One way to get confidence intervals is to bootstrap your data, say, $B$ times and fit logistic regression models $m_i$ to the dataset $B_i$ for $i = 1, 2, ..., B$. This gives you a distribution for the parameters you are estimating, from which you can find the confidence intervals.


The short answer is that sklearn LogisticRegression does not have a built in method to calculate p-values. Here are a few other posts that discuss solutions to this, however.




This is still not implemented and not planned as it seems out of scope of sklearn, as per Github discussion #6773 and #13048.

However, the documentation on linear models now mention that (P-value estimation note):

  • It is theoretically possible to get p-values and confidence intervals for coefficients in cases of regression without penalization.
  • The statsmodels package natively supports this.
  • Within sklearn, one could use bootstrapping.

It appears that it is possible to modify the LinearRegression class to calculate p-values from linear algebra, as per this Github code.


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