## INITIAL Statement

**INITIAL F ***(row,column)***=** value ... G*(row, column)***=** value ... ; * *

The INITIAL statement gives initial values to the specified elements
of the **F** and **G** matrices.
These initial values are used as starting values for the iterative estimation.
Parts of the **F** and **G** matrices
represent fixed structural identities.
If an element specified is a fixed structural element instead
of a free parameter, the corresponding initialization is ignored.

The following is an example of an INITIAL statement:

initial f(3,2)=0 g(4,1)=0 g(5,1)=0;

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