I apologize for such a basic question, but how do I start dynare++? I have changed the path of the operating system both on a machine running XP and another one running Vista, but I just simply do not know how to activate the program. I click on Dynare++.exe file, but nothing happens. Do I need to have C++ compiler or something similar?

Since I could not get Dynare++ going, I installed GNU Octave 3.2.3 to try out Dynare 4.1.0 and tried to run example2.mod file that I downloaded from dynare.org. This is what I got:

[quote]GNU Octave, version 3.2.3

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There is ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or

FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. For details, type `warranty’.

Octave was configured for “i686-pc-mingw32”.

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warning: mark_as_command is obsolete and will be removed from a future version o

f Octave

octave-3.2.3.exe:1:C:\Octave\3.2.3_gcc-4.4.0\bin

addpath c:\dynare\4.1.0\matlab

octave-3.2.3.exe:2:C:\Octave\3.2.3_gcc-4.4.0\bin

dynare d:\example2.mod

Configuring Dynare …

[mex] Generalized QZ.

[mex] Sylvester equation solution.

[mex] Kronecker products.

[mex] Sparse kronecker products.

[mex] Bytecode evaluation.

[mex] k-order perturbation solver.

[mex] k-order solution simulation.

Starting Dynare (version 4.1.0).

Starting preprocessing of the model file …

Found 6 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.

parse error:

syntax error

d:\example2

^

error: called from:

error: c:\dynare\4.1.0\matlab\dynare.m at line 132, column 1

octave-3.2.3.exe:2:C:\Octave\3.2.3_gcc-4.4.0\bin[/quote]

Any help you can provide me will be hugely appreciated. Needles to say, please make any explanations as simple as possible.