Alj, A. and Jónasson, K. and Mélard, G. (2016) The exact Gaussian likelihood estimation of time-dependent VARMA models. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 100. pp. 633-644.

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An algorithm for the evaluation of the exact Gaussian likelihood of an r-dimensional vector autoregressive-moving average (VARMA) process of order (p, q), with time-dependent coefficients, including a time dependent innovation covariance matrix, is proposed. The elements of the matrices of coefficients and those of the innovation covariance matrix are deterministic functions of time and assumed to depend on a finite number of parameters. These parameters are estimated by maximizing the Gaussian likelihood function. The advantages of that approach is that the Gaussian likelihood function can be computed exactly and efficiently. The algorithm is based on the Cholesky decomposition method for block-band matrices. It is shown that the number of operations as a function of p, q and n, the size of the series, is barely doubled with respect to a VARMA model with constant coefficients. A detailed description of the algorithm followed by a data example is provided. © 2014 Elsevier B.V.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gaussian distribution, Cholesky decomposition; Constant coefficients; Deterministic functions; Dimensional vectors; Likelihood estimation; Likelihood functions; Time-dependent coefficients; Time-varying models, Covariance matrix
Subjects: Computer Science
Divisions: SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTION > Computer Science
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