Use_tarb option error

Hi Johannes,

When I include use_tarb option in estimation it returns me the error message: syntax error, unexpected NAME.

The way I write it as,

estimation(datafile=oligo_hp,mh_replic=1000000,mh_nblocks=3, mh_jscale=2.7,use_tarb, endogenous_prior, mode_compute=6,plot_priors=0,mode_check,moments_varendo,filtered_vars,conditional_variance_decomposition=[1 4 8],conf_sig=0.95,bayesian_irf,irf = 40,graph_format=pdf)
Looks like it can’t recognise the option. I am using dynare unstable version and Matlab2015. Do I need any other toolbox box for this and how to check that in Matlab? Thanks.

Sorry, but the syntax has changed within the unstable version (it was never in a stable version). You need to use

See for an example. You can also see this in the manual of the unstable version.

Thank you.

Hi Johannes,

When using mode_compute 9 (in unstable version), after verifying the rank condition estimation stops with the error message:

[code]The rank condition is verified.
MODEL_DIAGNOSTICS: No obvious problems with this mod-file were detected.
Initial value of the log posterior (or likelihood): -42098088207105.7
Error using cmaes (line 549)
Initial search volume (SIGMA) badly conditioned

Error in dynare_minimize_objective (line 361)

Error in dynare_estimation_1 (line 204)
[xparam1, fval, exitflag, hh, options_, Scale, new_rat_hess_info] =

Error in dynare_estimation (line 105)

Error in oligo (line 899)

Error in dynare (line 223)
evalin(‘base’,fname) ;


What sort of problem this error message may indicate? The same model works fine with mode_compute =6 if I do not use endogenous prior.

Many thanks.

This is a bug. The solution is at