The PDLREG Procedure |

Use the MODEL statement to specify the regression model. The PDLREG procedure’s MODEL statement is written like MODEL statements in other SAS regression procedures, except that a regressor can be followed by a lag distribution specification enclosed in parentheses.

For example, the following MODEL statement regresses Y on X and Z and specifies a distributed lag for X:

model y = x(4,2) z;

The notation X(4,2) specifies that the model includes X and 4 lags of X, with the coefficients of X and its lags constrained to follow a second-degree (quadratic) polynomial. Thus, the regression model specified by this MODEL statement is

where is a polynomial of degree 1 in *i* and is a polynomial of degree 2 in *i*.

Lag distribution specifications are enclosed in parentheses and follow the name of the regressor variable. The general form of the lag distribution specification is

regressor-name ( length, degree, minimum-degree, end-constraint )

where

*length*is the length of the lag distribution—that is, the number of lags of the regressor to use.

*degree*is the degree of the distribution polynomial.

*minimum-degree*is an optional minimum degree for the distribution polynomial.

*end-constraint*is an optional endpoint restriction specification, which can have the value FIRST, LAST, or BOTH.

If the *minimum-degree* option is specified, the PDLREG procedure estimates models for all degrees between *minimum-degree* and *degree*.

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