Opening a Dynare file

Hi all,

I am getting to use Dynare these days and am doing baby steps. I have a very basic question as such.
I looked up online yet did not find a solution yet.

What I did:

  • I installed Dynare 4.4.3
  • I have Matlab running fine
  • I added the path \dynare\4.4.3\matlab to the Matlab directory

What I am miserably trying to do:

  • Opening and running the simple examples in the dynare\4.4.3\examples subfolder.

What it does:

  • I can open the file by writing the Matlab command “edit example1.mod” or any other example that comes when installing Dynare
  • I can’t run it by writing “dynare example1.mod” or any other example. The error message I get is:

Configuring Dynare …
[mex] Generalized QZ.
[mex] Sylvester equation solution.
[mex] Kronecker products.
[mex] Sparse kronecker products.
[mex] Local state space iteration (second order).
[mex] Bytecode evaluation.
[mex] k-order perturbation solver.
[mex] k-order solution simulation.
[mex] Quasi Monte-Carlo sequence (Sobol).
[mex] Markov Switching SBVAR.

Starting Dynare (version 4.4.3).
Starting preprocessing of the model file …
ERROR: Could not open file: example1.mod

Error using dynare (line 174)
DYNARE: preprocessing failed

I can tell I am doing a silly mistake somewhere, yet I cannot figure it out.
Would anyone have any idea on this? Any help would be much appreciated.

Many thanks!

You need to set Matlab’s Current Folder to the folder where the mod-file is located.

Many thanks for your swift reply.

It all works, thanks again for helping new starters.

All the best for 2015