[R] How to return individual equation from {aidsEst} in package [micEcon]?

Arne Henningsen arne.henningsen at googlemail.com
Thu Nov 20 00:04:03 CET 2008

On Monday 17 November 2008 21:24, Yang Wan wrote:
> (1) With previous problem, I have tried the way you suggested, but I
> still cannot do the tests. The problem here is that both {bgtest} and
> {bptest} in package [lmtest] need a formula in their arguments as
> follows,
> bgtest(formula, order = 1, order.by = NULL, type = c("Chisq", "F"), data
> = list())
> bptest(formula, varformula = NULL, studentize = TRUE, data = list())
> what I can get from {aidsEst} is the residuals. So, the previous
> question, is there other way to return individual equation or do you
> know another way to do these tests?

Currently, I have no idea, how "bgtest" and "bptest" can be used to test the 
residuals of the single equations of a simultaneous equation model estimated 
by systemfit. It is possible to obtain the formula of each equation using 
the "formula" method for systemfit objects and you can obtain the data using 
the "model.frame" method. However, it seems to me that "bgtest" and "bptest" 
*estimate* the (single equation) model using the formula and the data 
provided as arguments, but these estimates (and hence also the residuals) 
generally differ from the estimates (and hence also the residuals) returned 
by systemfit, because "bgtest" and "bptest" do not account for 
contemporaneous correlation of the residuals and cross-equation restrictions. 
Maybe you can contact the authors of the "lmtest" package and ask if they 
have an idea how "bgtest" and "bptest" can be applied to single equations 
estimated by systemfit.

Best wishes,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Arne Henningsen [mailto:arne.henningsen at googlemail.com]
> Sent: Monday, November 17, 2008 4:15 AM
> To: r-help at r-project.org
> Cc: Yang Wan
> Subject: Re: [R] How to return individual equation from {aidsEst} in
> package [micEcon]?
> On Thursday 06 November 2008 05:56:23, Yang Wan wrote:
> > I am using the function {aidsEst} in package [micEcon] to do an AIDS
> > model now.  So far, everything is good.  But I want to test the auto
> > correlation and heteroskedasticity of the individual equation from
> > demand system.  How can I return the individual equation?
> The object returned by aidsEst contains an element with name "est",
> which is
> the object returned by systemfit (see documentation of aidsEst).
> Unfortunately,
> I do not know what you need to do the test. I suggest that you take a
> look at
> the documentation of systemfit and/or the corresponding JSS paper [1].
> For
> instance, you could obtain the residuals with
> R> residuals( aidsEstResult$est )
> where "aidsEstResult" is the object returned by aidsEst.
> Please let me know if you have any further questions or if you found out
> how
> to do the test. In the latter case, I suggest that you or I add a
> method, a
> wrapper function, or a hint in the documentation of the micEcon and/or
> the
> systemfit package. Both packages are developed on R-Forge.
> [1] http://www.jstatsoft.org/v23/i04
> Best wishes,
> Arne
> > PS: serial correlation test is {bgtest} in package [lmtest] and
> > heteroskedasticity is {bptest} in package [lmtest], both of which need
> > the object of formula.
> >
> >
> >
> > Thank you for your answer.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Christina
> >
> >
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Arne Henningsen

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