# Logistic Regression - Newton Raphson or MCMC?

From The Elements of Statistical Learning I know that logistic regression parameters can be fit using the Newton Raphson (NR) method on the likelihood function. So then why would you ever want to use MCMC?

• The Markov Chain Monte Carlo method is used for Bayesian inference. – Michael R. Chernick Mar 28 '17 at 16:29