INEST= Data Set

You can specify starting values for the iterative algorithm in the INEST= data set.

The INEST= data set contains one observation for each BY group. The INEST= data set must contain the intercept variables (named Intercept for binary response models and Intercept, Intercept2, Intercept3, and so forth, for ordinal response models) and all explanatory variables in the MODEL statement. If BY processing is used, the INEST= data set should also include the BY variables, and there must be one observation for each BY group. If the INEST= data set also contains the _TYPE_ variable, only observations with _TYPE_ value 'PARMS' are used as starting values.