Problems with data input

Dear all,

I’m a beginner of DSGE. When i tried to estimate some parameters using Bayesian method, the following problems happened:

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 4.3.2).
Starting preprocessing of the model file …
Found 59 equation(s).
Evaluating expressions…done
Computing static model derivatives:

  • order 1
    Computing dynamic model derivatives:
  • order 1
  • order 2
    Processing outputs …done
    Preprocessing completed.
    Starting MATLAB/Octave computing.

You did not declare endogenous variables after the estimation/calib_smoother command.
ans =
empty 0-by-0 dataset
Error using eval
Undefined function or variable ‘yy’.
Error in read_variables (line 72)
dyn_tmp_01 = eval(var_names_01(dyn_i_01,:));
Error in initialize_dataset (line 32)
rawdata = read_variables(datafile,varobs,],xls.sheet,xls.range);
Error in dynare_estimation_init (line 347)
dataset_ = initialize_dataset(options_.datafile,options_.varobs,options_.first_obs,options_.nobs,transformation,options_.prefilter,xls);
Error in dynare_estimation_1 (line 59)
[dataset_,xparam1, M_, options_, oo_, estim_params_,bayestopt_] = dynare_estimation_init(var_list_, dname, ], M_, options_, oo_, estim_params_,
Error in dynare_estimation (line 70)
Error in shadowbank (line 519)
Error in dynare (line 120)
evalin(‘base’,fname) ;

“yy” is just one of my observed varibles, which i have declared correctly. According the error info, as if Dynare fail to read my .xls data file. I have followed User Guide to construct the data file, the variable names match the ones in the model. It really confused me.

Is there anybody can fix this problem? Thanks

Please upgrade to 4.3.3. If the problem persists, please post the mod- and the datafile.