## TSUNIMAR Call

**determines the order of an AR process with the minimum
AIC procedure and estimates the AR coefficients**
**CALL TSUNIMAR(** *arcoef, ev, nar, aic, data*

** ** *<,maxlag, opt, missing,
print>***);**

The inputs to the TSUNIMAR subroutine are as follows:
*data*
- specifies a
*T* ×1 (or 1 ×*T*) data
vector, where *T* is the number of observations.

*maxlag*
- specifies the maximum lag of the AR process.
This value should be less than half the number of
observations.
The default is
*maxlag*=10.

*opt*
- specifies an options vector.

*opt*[1]
- specifies the mean deletion option.
The mean of the original data is deleted if
*opt*[1]=-1.
An intercept term is estimated if *opt*[1]=1.
If *opt*[1]=0, the original input data is processed
assuming that the mean value of the input data is 0.
The default is *opt*[1]=0.

*opt*[2]
- specifies the minimum AIC option.
If
*opt*[2]=0, the *maximum lag*
AR process is estimated.
The minimum AIC option, *opt*[2]=1, is the default.

*missing*
- specifies the missing value option.
By default, only the first contiguous observations
with no missing values are used (
*missing*=0).
The *missing*=1 option ignores
observations with missing values.
If you specify the *missing*=2 option, the
missing values are replaced with the sample mean.

*print*
- specifies the print option.
By default, printed output is suppressed (
*print*=0).
The *print*=1 option prints the final estimation result, while
the *print*=2 option prints intermediate and final results.

The TSUNIMAR subroutine returns the following values:
*arcoef*
- refers to an nar ×1 AR
coefficient vector if the intercept is not included.
If
*opt*[1]=1, the first element of the
*arcoef* vector is an intercept estimate.

*ev*
- refers to the error variance.

*nar*
- refers to the selected AR order by minimum AIC procedure.
If
*opt*[2]=0, *nar* = *maximum lag*.

*aic*
- refers to the minimum AIC value.

The TSUNIMAR subroutine determines the order of the AR process by
using the minimum AIC procedure and estimates the AR coefficients.
All AR coefficient estimates up to maximum lag
are printed if you specify the print option.
See the section, "Least Squares and Householder
Transformation", for more information.

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