Problems after running

Hello, I just started dynare as a beginner and doing in a baby step.

As I read from the userguide, my current folder in matlab is

c:\dynare\4.4.2\matlab

Also I copied the example1.mod that is given from “dynare”

I run as

dynare example1.mod

Then, the error message was

dynare example1.mod
Undefined function ‘user_has_matlab_license’ for input arguments of type ‘char’.

Error in dynare_config (line 76)
if ~user_has_matlab_license(‘statistics_toolbox’)

Error in dynare (line 48)
dynareroot = dynare_config;

Any comment is welcome to sort this problem out.

For your reference, I also attached dynare.m and dynare_config.m.

example1.mod is as follows. Thank you very much.

/*

  • Example 1 from F. Collard (2001): "Stochastic simulations with DYNARE:
  • A practical guide" (see “guide.pdf” in the documentation directory).
    */

/*

  • Copyright © 2001-2010 Dynare Team
  • This file is part of Dynare.
  • Dynare is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
  • it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
  • the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
  • (at your option) any later version.
  • Dynare is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
  • but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
  • MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
  • GNU General Public License for more details.
  • You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
  • along with Dynare. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.
    */

var y, c, k, a, h, b;
varexo e, u;

parameters beta, rho, alpha, delta, theta, psi, tau;

alpha = 0.36;
rho = 0.95;
tau = 0.025;
beta = 0.99;
delta = 0.025;
psi = 0;
theta = 2.95;

phi = 0.1;

model;
cthetah^(1+psi)=(1-alpha)y;
k = beta
(((exp(b)c)/(exp(b(+1))c(+1)))
(exp(b(+1))alphay(+1)+(1-delta)k));
y = exp(a)
(k(-1)^alpha)
(h^(1-alpha));
k = exp(b)
(y-c)+(1-delta)k(-1);
a = rho
a(-1)+tau
b(-1) + e;
b = taua(-1)+rhob(-1) + u;
end;

initval;
y = 1.08068253095672;
c = 0.80359242014163;
h = 0.29175631001732;
k = 11.08360443260358;
a = 0;
b = 0;
e = 0;
u = 0;
end;

shocks;
var e; stderr 0.009;
var u; stderr 0.009;
var e, u = phi0.0090.009;
end;

stoch_simul;

<a class='attachment' href='/uploads/default/original/2X/a/a0c74efed886efdfe3bcd60a1bee192f335c82e5.m'>dynare_config.m</a> (8.69 KB)
<a class='attachment' href='/uploads/default/original/2X/0/01f2bfa075eb48a6b9f0e2ff5b0ab611fa0af50f.m'>dynare.m</a> (6.28 KB)

That is strange, because the function

should be contained in the Matlab-subfolder of Dynare. Did you add the Dynare Matlab folder to your path? You can do this e.g. via

Dear Professor

Thank you very much.

I have done as you told me, and it is working now.

For other beginners, I paste as follows.

addpath(‘c:\dynare\4.4.2\matlab’)
dynare example1.mod

Configuring Dynare …
[mex] Generalized QZ.
[mex] Sylvester equation solution.
[mex] Kronecker products.
[mex] Sparse kronecker products.
[mex] Local state space iteration (second order).