BBQ add-in

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BBQ add-in

Postby dakila » Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:19 pm

This thread is about the BBQ add-in that implements the Bry-Boschan (NBER) Business Cycle Dating Algorithm modified by Harding and Pagan for quarterly data

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Re: BBQ add-in

Postby terrya » Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:29 pm

It appears that this isn't linking properly (as the BN filter did initially).

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Re: BBQ add-in

Postby dakila » Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:33 pm

Yes, that link is not working. Gareth, please fix it.

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Re: BBQ add-in

Postby EViews Gareth » Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:20 pm

Works for me - try refreshing.
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Re: BBQ add-in

Postby dakila » Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:13 pm

Thanks it's working now.

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Re: BBQ add-in

Postby terrya » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:04 pm

Hi

With the following file when I run the add-in, the series GDPESA crashes resulting in the syntax error message. What's going wrong? The other 2 series give the right dating. (As an aside, the R package can evaluate GDPESA without problems.)
RGDPSANSA.xls
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Re: BBQ add-in

Postby terrya » Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:38 pm

Further to this. Another data series, starting 1955Q1, wouldn't evaluate and the error message was "rows undefined". There's no problem with the data file when I use either R or Winrats 9.2. The recession periods generated in R and Winrats agree closely and are plausible, given the known events.

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Re: BBQ add-in

Postby dakila » Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:05 pm

I fixed the bugs. Please update it.

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Re: BBQ add-in

Postby terrya » Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:08 pm

Thanks will try late

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Re: BBQ add-in

Postby terrya » Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:12 pm

Installed add-in as suggested. Definitely working. Thanks.

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Re: BBQ add-in

Postby joff » Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:16 am

Hi. I have tested the add-in using US GDP data from 1947q1 to 2017q3 over the whole sample the add-in works fine. However, when I play with the sample lenght I get two error messages (replication files are attached):

- Non numeric argument (e.g. for sample 1985q1 2017q3)
- Division by zero (e.g. for sample 1990q1 2017q3)

Since the program is encrypted could you please check for me what is causing these errors? I don't see the theoretical reason why the BB algorithm would not work in these cases.

Thank you in advance.
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Re: BBQ add-in

Postby dakila » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:12 pm

Hi, I fixed the bugs. Please update it.

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Re: BBQ add-in

Postby dakila » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:36 pm

Hi there,
Please update the add-in. Now it can handle series with NA correctly.


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