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title: "13th Dynare Conference"
date: 2017-04-30
categories:
- events
tags:
- conference
---
Submission to the 13th Dynare Conference at Tokyo University, October 28-29, 2017, is now open.
See details [here][1]
[1]: http://www.dynare.org/events/13th-dynare-conference
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title: "Dynare 4.5.4 Released"
date: 2018-02-03
related: true
categories:
- release
tags:
- release notes
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We are pleased to announce the release of Dynare 4.5.4.
This is a bugfix release.
The Windows packages are already available for download at:
http://www.dynare.org/download/dynare-stable 226
The Mac and GNU/Linux packages (for Debian and Ubuntu LTS) should follow
soon.
This release is compatible with MATLAB versions 7.5 (R2007b) to 9.3
(R2017b) and with GNU Octave versions 4.2.
Here is a list of the problems identified in version 4.5.3 and that have
been fixed in version 4.5.4:
- The `type` option of `plot_shock_decomposition` was always set to `qoq` regardless of what is specified.
- Bug in GSA when no parameter was detected below pvalue threshold.
- Various bug fixes in shock decompositions.
- Bug in reading in macro arrays passed on dynare command line via the `-D` option.
- Estimation with missing values was crashing if the `prefilter` option was used.
- Added a workaround for a difference in behaviour between Octave and Matlab regarding the creation of function handles for functions that do not exist in the path. With Octave 4.2.1, steady state files did not work if no auxiliary variables were created.
- The `stoch_simul` command was crashing with a cryptic message if option `order=3` was used without setting `k_order_solver`.
- In cases where the prior bounds are infinite and the mode is estimated at exactly 0, no mode_check graphs were displayed.
- Parallel execution of MCMC was broken in models without auxiliary variables.
- Reading data with column names from Excel might crash.
- The multivariate Kalman smoother was crashing in case of missing data in the observations and Finf became singular.
- The `plot_shock_decomposition` command ignored various user-defined options like `fig_name`, `use_shock_groups` or `interactive` and instead used the default options.
- Nested `@#ifdef` and `@#ifndef` statements don't work in the macroprocessor.
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layout: posts
title: "Dynare 4.5.5 Released"
date: 2018-06-08
related: true
categories:
- release
tags:
- release notes
---
We are pleased to announce the release of Dynare 4.5.5.
This is a bugfix release.
The Windows packages are already available for download at:
http://www.dynare.org/download/dynare-stable
The Mac package will follow soon.
This release is compatible with MATLAB versions 7.5 (R2007b) to 9.3 (R2018a)
and with GNU Octave versions 4.2.
Here is a list of the problems identified in version 4.5.4 and that have been
fixed in version 4.5.5:
- Identification was crashing during prior sampling if ar was initially too low.
- The align method on dseries did not return a functional second dseries output.
- Predetermined variables were not properly set when used in model local variables.
- `perfect_foresight_solver` with option `stack_solve_algo=7` was not working correctly when an exogenous variable has a lag greater than `1`.
- `identification` with `prior_mc` option would crash if the number of moments with non-zero derivative is smaller than the number of parameters.
- Calling several times `normcdf` or `normpdf` with the same arguments in a model with block decomposition (but not bytecode) was leading to incorrect results.
......@@ -24,7 +24,7 @@ fixed in version 4.5.6:
- TaRB sampler: incorrect last posterior was returned if the last draw was rejected.
- Fixed online particle filter by drawing initial conditions in the prior distribution.
- Fixed evaluation of the likelihood in non linear / particle filters.
- Added missing documented montecarlo option in Gaussian Filter and Nonlinear Kalman Filter.
- Added missing documented `montecarlo` option in Gaussian Filter and Nonlinear Kalman Filter.
- Added back a flag to deal with errors on Cholesky decomposition in the Conditional Particle Filter.
- Macroprocessor `length()` operator was returning `1` when applied to a string. Macroprocessor now raises an error when `length()` operator is called on an integer and return the number of characters when applied to a string.
- `mode_compute=8`: the error code during mode-finding was not correctly handled, resulting in crashes.
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