The documentation is quite difficult to understand and it does not include a more involved example in order to make things crystal-clear. What if I have a VAR defined on gdp, inlf. and urate, and I want to condition on GDP all the way from 2018Q2 to 2019Q4? IS the following correct?
var1.confcast(fsamp="2018q2 2019q4",suf=_c, graph=1) "gdp gdp gdp gdp gdp gdp gdp" "2018q2 2018q3 2018q4 2019q1 2019q2 2019q3 2019q4" "0.579 0.463 0.610 0.373 0.154 -0.053 -0.06"
And if I want to condition also on inflation? Is the following correct:
var1.confcast(fsamp="2018q2 2019q4",suf=_c, graph=1) "gdp gdp gdp gdp gdp gdp gdp cpi cpi cpi cpi cpi cpi cpi" "2018q2 2018q3 2018q4 2019q1 2019q2 2019q3 2019q4" "0.579 0.463 0.610 0.373 0.154 -0.053 -0.06 -1.55 -0.95 -1.54 -1.24 -1.29 -1.38 -1.37"
And above all, if that is correct, the documentation should make more clear that one has to write the changes from the last base period.
Also I did not understand what I have to write in the window-based interface. Do I have to write the same? or can I use shortcuts?
In general I think the implementation is very inconvenient since one most likley has the variables defined up to some time in the future, like in my case I had gdp defined all the way to 2019Q4 but I cannot submit that, I had to first compute the changes and then write down the string and than form that clunky expression. Can you please improve the procedure and put it in the standard VAR object with nex version of Eviews?