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BBQ add-in

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:19 pm
by dakila
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

Re: BBQ add-in

Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:29 pm
by terrya
It appears that this isn't linking properly (as the BN filter did initially).

Re: BBQ add-in

Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:33 pm
by dakila
Yes, that link is not working. Gareth, please fix it.

Re: BBQ add-in

Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:20 pm
by EViews Gareth
Works for me - try refreshing.

Re: BBQ add-in

Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:13 pm
by dakila
Thanks it's working now.

Re: BBQ add-in

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:04 pm
by terrya
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

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:38 pm
by terrya
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.

Re: BBQ add-in

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:05 pm
by dakila
I fixed the bugs. Please update it.

Re: BBQ add-in

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:08 pm
by terrya
Thanks will try late

Re: BBQ add-in

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:12 pm
by terrya
Installed add-in as suggested. Definitely working. Thanks.

Re: BBQ add-in

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:16 am
by joff
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.

Re: BBQ add-in

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:12 pm
by dakila
Hi, I fixed the bugs. Please update it.

Re: BBQ add-in

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:36 pm
by dakila
Hi there,
Please update the add-in. Now it can handle series with NA correctly.