@outer |

Outer product of vectors or series.

Syntax: @outer(v1, v2)

v1: vector, series

v2: vector, series

Return: matrix

Returns the outer product of the two vectors or series. If used with two vectors, @outer requires that v1 and v2 be the same size.

• If used with two series, @outer returns a square matrix of every possible product of the elements of the two inputs. For series calculations, EViews will use the entire workfile.

• If used with two vectors, @outer computes . If v1 and v2 are column vectors, the result is the square matrix of every possible product of the elements of the two inputs. If v1 and v2 are row vectors, the result is a scalar containing the sum of the element products.

Examples

vector v1 = @fill(1, 2, 3)

vector v2 = @fill(4, 5, 6)

matrix m1 = @outer(v1, v2)

produces a outer product matrix M1,

workfile u 100

series x = nrnd

series y = nrnd

matrix m2 = @outer(x, y)

creates an undated workfile with 100 observations, two series of IID standard normal numbers X and Y, and a outer product matrix M1.

If you wish to compute the outer product of two series objects for a subset of observations, you will first have to extract the data to a sub-vector:

smpl 1 10

stom(x, vx)

stom(y, vy)

matrix m3 = @outer(vx, vy)

matrix m4 = m2.@sub(@range(1, 10), @range(1, 10))

produces identical outer products for the first 10 observations in the workfile in M3 and M4.

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