Release of Dynare 4.1.2

This is a bugfix release.

All users are strongly encouraged to upgrade.

Windows and Mac packages are already available. Linux packages (for Debian and Ubuntu) should follow soon.

Here is an incomplete list of the changes since release 4.1.1:
] Fixed bug at order 3/:m]
] Various bug fixes in Kalman filter/:m]
] Added a new “examples” subdirectory/:m]
] Eliminated bogus imaginary NaN for infinite generalized eigenvalues/:m]
] Fixed MOD file examples in the user guide/:m]
] Fixed option “mode_compute=6” of “estimation” under Octave/:m]
] Fixed bug with exogenous with leads or lags in a stochastic context/:m]
] Fixed bug with “osr” when there are auxiliary variables/:m]
] Macro-processor: integer ranges with lower bound greater than upper bound are now empty (for consistency with MATLAB)/:m]
] “normcdf” now works with “bytecode” option (except under MATLAB/Win64)/:m][/ul]


Could you please provide the details of fixes to the Kalman filter and how these changes may have affected the ML estimation procedure?

Thank you!

Dynare 4.1.1 is still not on the download menu, please let me know how I can access and download it.
What is the new command for the estimation of the DSGE/VAR parameter? I was warned that is is no longer needed to declare it a parameter.
Thanks, Paul