The following is an index to all of the instructions available in RATS, grouped by category. Choose from the categories below to see the list of instructions for that category.

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Estimation Instructions

Instructions for estimating linear, non−linear, neural net models, etc. Does not include Box−Jenkins and VAR estimation instructions, which are covered in sections described below.

Hypothesis Testing Instructions

Instructions for testing hypothesis and estimating restricted regressions.

Forecasting Instructions

Instructions for generating forecasts, simulations, etc.

Box−Jenkins Instructions

Instructions for estimating ARIMA models

Vector Autoregression Instructions

Instructions for setting up, estimating, and analyzing Vector Autoregression models.

Equation Instructions

Instructions for setting up equations, formulas and models, which are used for estimation, forecasting, and simulation.

Statistics Instructions

Instructions for generating descriptive statistics.

Scalar/Array Instructions

Instructions for evaluating scalar and matrix calculations, setting scalar and array variables.

Series Instructions

Various instructions for working with data series, including transformations, displaying data, etc.

File Handling Instructions

Instructions for writing and reading data and other information from disk files.

Graphics Instructions

Instructions for generating time series graphs and X−Y scatter plots

Display Instructions

Instructions for displaying information to the screen or a file.

Programming Instructions

Instructions used in writing loops, interactive procedures, IF−ELSE blocks, etc.

Procedure Instructions

Instructions for writing and executing RATS procedures.

Frequency Domain Instructions

All the instructions used for frequency domain analysis.

Miscellaneous Instructions

Other instructions not covered in the above categories