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"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> |

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<statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

Subject |
st: RE: query regarding mata |

Date |
Sun, 11 Apr 2010 18:59:13 +0100 |

This doesn't look complete. -mreldif(,)- will surely complain if -lastv- is not defined when it is called. Is there more code upstream of this? Conversely, my guess is that -lastv- has been defined previously, but is of different dimensions: hence the conformability message. You might try some initialisation of -lastv- to 1,1,1,1,1 before entering the loop. Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk Abhimanyu Arora I am trying to use mata to find the fixed point of a contraction mapping. Basically I have 5 non-linear equations in 5 variables (all explicitly expressed in terms of the others). Since I wasn't successful with 'optimize', I tried to use the following idea-start with a vector of zeros and put the elements of vector of unknowns into the RHS of the equations till convergence is achieved (updated value 'almost equal' to previous one). Following is my code and output: clear mata . mata ------------------------------------------------- mata (type end to exit) ------------------------------------------------------------------------ ---- -------------------------- : : real vector fpt(real scalar x,real scalar y) \\x and y are the parameters of the equations > { > v=0,0,0,0,0 > > while (mreldif(v,lastv)<10^(-6)) { > > > lastv=v > > v[1,1]=0.5775+ln(exp(x+0.9*v[1,2])+exp(y+0.9*v[1,1])) > v[1,2]=0.5775+ln(exp(2*x+0.9*v[1,3])+exp(y+0.9*v[1,1])) > v[1,3]=0.5775+ln(exp(3*x+0.9*v[1,4])+exp(y+0.9*v[1,1])) > v[1,4]=0.5775+ln(exp(4*x+0.9*v[1,5])+exp(y+0.9*v[1,1])) > v[1,5]=0.5775+ln(exp(5*x+0.9*v[1,5])+exp(y+0.9*v[1,1])) > > > } > return(lastv) > } note: variable lastv may be used before set : : : fpt(2,3) mreldif(): 3200 conformability error fpt(): - function returned error <istmt>: - function returned error r(3200); : : : end ------------------------------------------------------------------------ ---- ------------------------------------------------------------------------ ---- ------------------------ The error code indicates that there is some operation that is not compatible with the matrices involved. It would be nice if you could point out the mistake. * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**Follow-Ups**:**st: RE: RE: query regarding mata***From:*"Abhimanyu Arora" <abhimanyu.arora@student.kuleuven.be>

**References**:**st: query regarding mata***From:*"Abhimanyu Arora" <abhimanyu.arora@student.kuleuven.be>

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