The STATESPACE Procedure

INITIAL Statement

INITIAL   F (row,column)= value …G(row, column)= value … ;

The INITIAL statement gives initial values to the specified elements of the ${\mb {F}}$ and ${\mb {G}}$ matrices. These initial values are used as starting values for the iterative estimation.

Parts of the ${\mb {F}}$ and ${\mb {G}}$ 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;