# What is usually meant by logit scale or log scale?

This question is more about the math terminology than about the math itself. Say we have x = logit(p). If one says "logit scale" does he mean:

1. the scale of p, or
2. the scale of x, i.e. the scale of logit(p)?

The same principle would probably apply if I asked about "log scale", right?

Thank you very much!

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I think I see how "bgins" missed the point in his or her answer, but I also would hesitate to reply to the question that you appear to intend without knowing the context in which the term is used. My guess, so far, is that (2) is right. But it may be just a guess until I see the context. – Michael Hardy Feb 2 '12 at 13:55
@MichaelHardy, the context is a GLM, where you logit transform the probability to do regression: logit(p) = a*x + b and then you speak about parameters "on a logit scale"... – Tomas Feb 2 '12 at 14:04
@MichaelHardy, thanks, please post this as an answer, I'll accept. – Tomas Feb 2 '12 at 17:24

Logit and Log scale are different. Both involve transforming by an increasing function, hence preserving the notion of scale. See the graphs at these links. $\text{logit}(p)=\log(\frac{p}{1-p})$.