Hi, I plan to use “conditional forecast” command to compute the shocks given values of endogenous variables. My question is related the data input of endogenous variables values. I noticed that there is “conditional_forecast_paths” command to specify those values. However, it has to follow the format:

conditional_forecast_paths;

var xx;

periods 1:n;

values xx xxx xx;

end;

But I have 21 endogenous values with 60 periods. I am wondering if there’s a more efficient, easier way to input these data. For example, in the estimation command, we could specify the data set using options datafile = xxx. I wonder if there’s a similar option under “conditional_forecast” command. Thanks a lot.