Hi!! I need help on running a nonlinear least squares regression. The equation I have is as follows:
Log Y= α+β1 X1*X2+ β2 X3+⋯+ βn Xn+εi
where,
X1=(1exp(r×Ti ))*(1/r)
As you can see that one of the independent variables (i.e. X1) is non linear. Besides, it has been interacted with another independent variable (i.e. X2) in this equation. I need to find out the value of parameter "r" here, while the other variables are known to me. Can you please tell me how to run this regression on EViews 6 or on EViews 10 student version?
Nonlinear least squares regression
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Re: Nonlinear least squares regression
Hi!! I did not find my answer in the link because it is specific.
I am typing the equation in the EViews 6 as follows:
Log Y c F*(1exp(r×Ti ))/r X2 X3 X4
The parameter "r" is unknown to me and the nonlinear regression result should indicate me what is the value of "r". When I run this regression, I get a notification "R is not defined". How do I define "r"? I know the range of "r" (i.e. between 0.05 to 0.10) but I do not know the exact value that r should take. How do I execute this regression? Can you please help me in this?
I am typing the equation in the EViews 6 as follows:
Log Y c F*(1exp(r×Ti ))/r X2 X3 X4
The parameter "r" is unknown to me and the nonlinear regression result should indicate me what is the value of "r". When I run this regression, I get a notification "R is not defined". How do I define "r"? I know the range of "r" (i.e. between 0.05 to 0.10) but I do not know the exact value that r should take. How do I execute this regression? Can you please help me in this?

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Re: Nonlinear least squares regression
Since your equation is nonlinear in parameters you need to write it out in equation form, as shown in the documentation.
The easiest way to indicate that a parameter needs to be estimated is to call it c(1) or c(2), etc. That's how EViews knows it is a parameter rather than a data series.
The easiest way to indicate that a parameter needs to be estimated is to call it c(1) or c(2), etc. That's how EViews knows it is a parameter rather than a data series.
Re: Nonlinear least squares regression
Thank you!! I have tried it! It works. But again there is a problem of heteroscedasticity because of which I need to use WLS. I want to use inverse of variance of residuals as weights. However, I am little confused as to how to do it. Can you help me in this? I am using version 6 of E Views.
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