Hi,

I’m trying to estimate a model (Comin & Gertler, Medium Term Business Cycles). But I always get the following error message:

?[size=85]?? Error using ==> cell.strmatch at 18

Requires character array or cell array of strings as inputs.

Error in ==> read_variables at 64

iv = strmatch(var_names_01(dyn_i_01,:),raw(1,:),‘exact’);

Error in ==> dynare_estimation_1 at 237

rawdata = read_variables(options_.datafile,options_.varobs,],options_.xls_sheet,options_.xls_range);

Error in ==> dynare_estimation at 62

dynare_estimation_1(var_list,varargin{:});

Error in ==> mf_1_quart at 693

dynare_estimation(var_list_);

Error in ==> dynare at 102

evalin(‘base’,fname) ;[/size]

I know that the error must be in the reading procedure as I looked around here in the forum. And the charts of the priors already show up.But I can’t find my mistake. As an attachment you find my mod file and the excel file with the data.

I hope somebody can help me?!

Thanks a lot!

usq_cg.xls (37.5 KB)

mf_1_quart.mod (11.8 KB)