Simple Question: Dynare/Octave .xls Datafile


I realize it’s a simple question, but I’m not being able to make Dynare (4.4.3)/Octave (3.8.1) read the data on the excel (.xls) file.

I’ve already installed the IO package, loaded it and set the current directory where the datafile is located, but Dynare is still returning an error message when I try to activate it.

The .mod and .xls files, and the error message (.txt) are attached below. Can someone give me a little help on the matter? Thanks in advance.

P.S: I’ve pasted the main part of the error message below.

Detected XLS interfaces: None.
warning: xlsopen.m: no’.xls’ spreadsheet I/O support with available inter

warning: xlsread: some elements in list of return values are undefined
error: y not found in dadosdissert.xls
error: called from:
error: C:\dynare\4.4.3\matlab\read_variables.m at line 104, column 17
error: C:\dynare\4.4.3\matlab/utilities/dataset\initialize_dataset.m a
error: C:\dynare\4.4.3\matlab\dynare_estimation_init.m at line 475, col
error: C:\dynare\4.4.3\matlab\dynare_estimation_1.m at line 81, column
error: C:\dynare\4.4.3\matlab\dynare_estimation.m at line 89, column 5
error: C:\dynare\4.4.3\dissertacao\dissertacao.m at line 270, column 1
error: C:\dynare\4.4.3\matlab\dynare.m at line 180, column 1
dadosdissert.xls (56 KB)
dissertacao.mod (1.47 KB)
error message.txt (1.74 KB)
model.txt (1.47 KB)

That seems to be a bug in Octave 3.8.1. If Excel is not installed, you can only work with xlsx files, not xls.

Thanks a lot for the help!!