## Basic Rolling Regression

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### Re: Basic Rolling Regression

Each subsamples coefficients are stored in coefmat. You'll have to change the program to store the standard errors in the same way.
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### Re: Basic Rolling Regression

EViews Gareth wrote:Each subsamples coefficients are stored in coefmat. You'll have to change the program to store the standard errors in the same way.

Thanks Gareth! How to store subsamples R-squared in Eviews?

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### Re: Basic Rolling Regression

Dear all,
I am new to use Eviews and I have been trying to replicated the basic rolling regression. After following all the steps mentioned in the first post, I find the message "!step not defined" when I reach to the following point:

!nrolls = @round((!length-!window)/!step)

Although I do define !step=40 as done in the first post.

Sorry for naivety, please can anybody help me with this? Why do I get such message? I have tried many times.

Many thanks,
Mukhtar

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### Re: Basic Rolling Regression

Hard to say without seeing what you've done.
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### Re: Basic Rolling Regression

For anyone still looking for a code that does a 1-period ahead recursive regression forecast (expanding window), I put together something from posts all over this forum. Most of the credits for these codes go to Esther and Gareth.
Try the code below. Note that I left out the coefficient matrix.

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`'create some datacreate u 100series y=nrndseries x1=nrndseries x2=nrndseries z=nrnd'run rolling regression' set window size!window = 20' set step size!step = 1' get size of workfile!length = @obsrange' declare equation for estimationequation eq1'calculate number of rolls!nrolls = @floor((!length-!window)/!step)'series to store forecast estimatesseries fcast'*EDITED: catching start and end points%start = "@first" '@otod(@ifirst(ser))   %end = "@last"   '@otod(@ilast(ser))   'variable keeping track of how many rolls we've done!j=0' move sample !step obs at a timefor !i = 1  to  !length-!window+1-!step step !step   !j=!j+1         ' set sample for estimation period            %first = @otod(@dtoo(%start))   %last = @otod(@dtoo(%start)+!i+!window-2)   smpl {%first} {%last}         ' estimate equation - where the equation is y =c(1) + c(2)*x1 +c(3)*x2   eq1.ls y c x1 x2   ' 1-period-ahead forecast%1pers = @otod(@dtoo(%start)+!i+!window-1) 'start point%1pere = @otod(@dtoo(%start)+!i+!window-1) 'end point      '*EDITED  if @dtoo(%end) < @dtoo(%1pere) then   'check whether the forecast end point is greater than the workfile end point      exitloop   endif      ' set smpl for forecasting period   smpl {%1pers} {%1pere}         ' forecast with command *forecast* (see also *fit*)   eq1.forecast(f=na) yf            ' set sampl to obtain the 4th period observation   smpl {%1pere} {%1pere}        ' store forecasts   fcast = yfnextsmpl @allshow fcast.lined(noerr) yf`

I have no real programming experience, so keep in mind that the code might not work 100% correctly. Any improvements are appreciated.

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### Re: Basic Rolling Regression

Hello,

Many thanks you for your help Gareth and Esther.

I am using EViews 7.2 and have been able to do a h-period ahead recursive regression forecast thanks to this post. However, I would also like to add exogenous variables to my model, and these need to be forecasted for each step with an ARMA structure (say AR(1)). I am struggling with the organization of the code, could anyone help me ?

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### Re: Basic Rolling Regression

I don't understand what you're trying to do
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gsourop
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### Re: Basic Rolling Regression

Hallo everyone!

I am new in the forum and I am not familiar with the EVIEWS programming language, so I would really appreciate some help!!

My forecasting equation is: Exchange rate=c+c(1)(log_cpi_uk-log_cpi_us)

I want to run the out-of sample forecasting test with recursive window forecasting scheme. I use some commands seen in the forum such as:

' set window size
!window = 576

' set step size
!step = 90

' get size of workfile
!length = @obsrange

' declare equation for estimation
equation eq1

'calculate number of rolls
!nrolls = @floor((!length-!window)/!step)

'matrix to store coefficient estimates
matrix(2,!nrolls) coefmat ' where 2 is the number of coefficients

'series to store forecast estimates
series fcast

' set sample for estimation period
%start ="@first" ' @otod(@ifirst(ser))
%end="%last" '@otod(@ilast(ser))
smpl {%first} {%last}

'variable keeping track of how many rolls we've done
!j=0

' move sample !step obs at a time
for !i = 1 to !length-!window+1-!step step !step
!j=!j+1

' set sample for estimation period
%first = @otod(@dtoo(%start)+!i-1)
%last = @otod(@dtoo(%start)+!i+!window-2)
smpl {%first} {%last}

' estimate equation - where the equation is y=c(1) + c(2)*x1
eq1.ls log_spot c (log_ipi_uk-log_ipi_us)

'store coefficients
colplace(coefmat,eq1.@coefs,!j)

' 1-period-ahead forecast
%1pers = @otod(@dtoo(%start)+!i+!window-1) 'start point
%1pere = @otod(@dtoo(%start)+!i+!window) 'end point

'*EDITED
if @dtoo(%end) < @dtoo(%1pere) then 'check whether the forecast end point is greater than the workfile end point
exitloop
endif

' set smpl for forecasting period
smpl {%1pers} {%1pere}

' forecast with command *forecast* (see also *fit*)
eq1.forecast(f=na) yf

' set sampl to obtain the 4th period observation
smpl {%1pere} {%1pere}

' store forecasts
fcast = yf
next

smpl @all
show coefmat
show fcast.line

d(noerr) yf

But when I run the program I get the message "Matrix or vector given non positive dimensions in the "Matrix (2,0) COEFMAT" .

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### Re: Basic Rolling Regression

Looks like !length is the same as !window. i.e. your rolling size is the same size as the number of observations you have. Which makes no sense.
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gsourop
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### Re: Basic Rolling Regression

Thank you for your response. How can I deal with that? Which part of the programming shall I change? To make my self clear I will give you more details regarding my project: My sample consists of 576 have observations, starting from M1 1969 to M12 2013. The in-sample period is taken to be from the beginning to M12 1985 and the rest are the out-of-sample observations. I want to produce me first forecast on M1 1975 and then recursively estimate next coefficients. How do I change my code in order to adjust on the above?

Thank you very much for your time!

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### Re: Basic Rolling Regression

Do you want a rolling regression or an expanding one?
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### Re: Basic Rolling Regression

A recursive regression (expanding)
Last edited by gsourop on Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:22 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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### Re: Basic Rolling Regression

Could you explain what that means?
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gsourop
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### Re: Basic Rolling Regression

That I use a period of time to produce my first coefficient and then I add an observation and re-estimate my model..I do these iterations until the end of the sample period.

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### Re: Basic Rolling Regression

You'll need to completely re-write the sample parts then, since you're not doing rolling regression.
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