The QLIM Procedure

INIT Statement

INIT initvalue1 < , initvalue2 …> ;

The INIT statement sets initial values for parameters in the optimization. You can specify any number of INIT statements.

Each initvalue is written as a parameter or parameter list, followed by an optional equality operator (=), followed by a number:

parameter <=> number

If you also specify the BAYES statement, the INIT statement also initializes the Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) algorithm. In particular, the INIT statement does one of the following:

  • It initializes the tuning phase (this also includes the PROPCOV option).

  • It initializes the sampling phase, if there is no tuning phase.