Execution error


Trying to figure out if I have the best version of Octave installed to run Dynare.

I have Octave 3.6.4 installed with Dynare 4.4.3. and when I try to run example1 from the install package I receive

[code]octave:3> dynare example1

Configuring Dynare …
error: caught execution error in library function
error: called from:
error: c:\dynare\4.4.3\matlab\dynare_config.m at line 230, column 10
error: c:\dynare\4.4.3\matlab\dynare.m at line 48, column 12[/code]

I’m completely new to this and don’t know how to fix it!


On the download page dynare.org/download/dynare-stable you can see that Dynare 4.4.3 works with Octave 3.8 for MinGW, which can also be downloaded from the Dynare web page dynare.org/download/octave/windows

Thanks Houtan.

I am able to have dynare run example1 now. Next, I am trying to run models from my professor from the Gali text book and I receive this error
"panic: Segmentation violation" and then octave shuts down.

Do you have any suggestions? Or are the models too large to run on Octave?


Please provide the .mod file you are trying to run as well as any data files so we can try to reproduce the error

Hi Houtan,

I have attached one of the .mod files I need to use for my assignment that causes Octave 3.8.1 to shut down when I try to run it.

gali_ch5_optpol_commitment.mod (1.2 KB)

The mod-file defines p, which has a unit root. The Octave mex-files seem unable to handle this. For now you can either remove the definition of p or the mex-files.