I was wondering what the role of the LastSeeds.file1. is? Does dynare use this file at all during the MCMC? Or is it simply there for information purposes?
Here is what I am trying to doI am trying to restart an MCMC which did not finish successfully, within dynare 4.5.7 where mh_recover dos not work. The MCMC run which did not finish was a continuation of a successfully finished MCMC. I would like to use the draws of the completed MCMC.
The aborted run added lines to the _mhx_blcky.mat files. Those lines I can simply delete I think (so that the total number of lines of chain y added across _mhx_blcky.mat the ads up to the total number of draws of)? Proceeding like this seems to “work” in the sense that dynare was able to load the draws and now appears to continue the chain. But what is the importance of the LastSeeds.file1? Would I need to modify this as well…?