Commit 68a33a76 authored by Johannes Pfeifer's avatar Johannes Pfeifer
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Add function to check covariances for consistency in stochastic simulations

parent 27f525e1
function correct_flag=check_consistency_covariances(Covariance_matrix)
% function check_consistency_covariances(Covariance_matrix)
% checks consistency of covariance matrices by checking whether the
% covariances imply correlations bigger than 1.
%
% Outputs: correct_flag [scalar] 0 if not consistent, 1 otherwise
% Inputs: Covariance_matrix [matrix] covariance matrix to be checked
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%compute theoretical bound by assuming correlation of 1
bound=diag(sqrt(diag(Covariance_matrix)))*ones(size(Covariance_matrix))*diag(sqrt(diag(Covariance_matrix)));
correct_flag=1;
if any(any(tril(Covariance_matrix,-1)>bound)) || any(any(tril(Covariance_matrix,-1)<-bound))
correct_flag=0;
end
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......@@ -30,4 +30,13 @@ end
if (DynareModel.exo_det_nbr > 0) && (DynareModel.maximum_lag > 1 || DynareModel.maximum_lead > 1)
error(['Exogenous deterministic variables are currently only allowed in' ...
' models with leads and lags on only one period'])
end
if ~check_consistency_covariances(DynareModel.Sigma_e)
error('The specified covariances for the structural errors are not consistent with the variances as they imply a correlation larger than +-1')
end
if ~isequal(DynareModel.H,0)
if ~check_consistency_covariances(DynareModel.H)
error('The specified covariances for the measurement errors are not consistent with the variances as they imply a correlation larger than +-1')
end
end
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