The routine may be called by the names g13dmf or nagf_tsa_multi_corrmat_cross.
Let , for , denote observations of a vector of time series. The sample cross-covariance matrix at lag is defined to be the matrix , whose ()th element is given by
where and denote the sample means for the th and th series respectively. The sample cross-correlation matrix at lag is defined to be the matrix , whose th element is given by
The number of lags, , is usually taken to be at most .
If follows a vector moving average model of order , then it can be shown that the theoretical cross-correlation matrices are zero beyond lag . In order to help spot a possible cut-off point, the elements of are usually compared to their approximate standard error of 1/. For further details see, for example, Wei (1990).
The routine uses a single pass through the data to compute the means and the cross-covariance matrix at lag zero. The cross-covariance matrices at further lags are then computed on a second pass through the data.
Wei W W S (1990) Time Series Analysis: Univariate and Multivariate Methods Addison–Wesley
West D H D (1979) Updating mean and variance estimates: An improved method Comm. ACM22 532–555
1: – Character(1)Input
On entry: indicates whether the cross-covariance or cross-correlation matrices are to be computed.
The cross-covariance matrices are computed.
The cross-correlation matrices are computed.
2: – IntegerInput
On entry: , the dimension of the multivariate time series.
3: – IntegerInput
On entry: , the number of observations in the series.
4: – IntegerInput
On entry: , the number of cross-correlation (or cross-covariance) matrices to be computed. If in doubt set . However it should be noted that m is usually taken to be at most .
5: – Real (Kind=nag_wp) arrayInput
On entry: must contain the observation , for and .
6: – IntegerInput
On entry: the first dimension of the arrays w, r0 and r and the second dimension of the array r as declared in the (sub)program from which g13dmf is called.
7: – Real (Kind=nag_wp) arrayOutput
On exit: the means,
, for .
8: – Real (Kind=nag_wp) arrayOutput
On exit: if , then contains an estimate of the th element of the cross-correlation (or cross-covariance) matrix at lag zero, ; if , then if , contains the variance of the th series, , and if , contains the standard deviation of the th series, .
If and , then on exit all the elements in r0 whose computation involves the zero variance are set to zero.
9: – Real (Kind=nag_wp) arrayOutput
On exit: contains an estimate of the ()th element of the cross-correlation (or cross-covariance) at lag , , for , and .
If and , then on exit all the elements in r whose computation involves the zero variance are set to zero.
10: – IntegerInput/Output
On entry: ifail must be set to , or to set behaviour on detection of an error; these values have no effect when no error is detected.
A value of causes the printing of an error message and program execution will be halted; otherwise program execution continues. A value of means that an error message is printed while a value of means that it is not.
If halting is not appropriate, the value or is recommended. If message printing is undesirable, then the value is recommended. Otherwise, the value is recommended. When the value or is used it is essential to test the value of ifail on exit.
On exit: unless the routine detects an error or a warning has been flagged (see Section 6).
6Error Indicators and Warnings
If on entry or , explanatory error messages are output on the current error message unit (as defined by x04aaf).
Errors or warnings detected by the routine:
On entry, .
On entry, and .
On entry, and .
Constraint: and .
On entry, .
Constraint: or .
On entry, .
On entry, at least one of the series is such that all its elements are practically identical giving zero (or near zero) variance. In this case if all the correlations in r0 and r involving this variance are set to zero.
An unexpected error has been triggered by this routine. Please
See Section 7 in the Introduction to the NAG Library FL Interface for further information.
Your licence key may have expired or may not have been installed correctly.
See Section 8 in the Introduction to the NAG Library FL Interface for further information.
Dynamic memory allocation failed.
See Section 9 in the Introduction to the NAG Library FL Interface for further information.
For a discussion of the accuracy of the one-pass algorithm used to compute the sample cross-covariances at lag zero see West (1979). For the other lags a two-pass algorithm is used to compute the cross-covariances; the accuracy of this algorithm is also discussed in West (1979). The accuracy of the cross-correlations will depend on the accuracy of the computed cross-covariances.
8Parallelism and Performance
Background information to multithreading can be found in the Multithreading documentation.
g13dmf makes calls to BLAS and/or LAPACK routines, which may be threaded within the vendor library used by this implementation. Consult the documentation for the vendor library for further information.
Please consult the X06 Chapter Introduction for information on how to control and interrogate the OpenMP environment used within this routine. Please also consult the Users' Note for your implementation for any additional implementation-specific information.
The time taken is roughly proportional to .
This program computes the sample cross-correlation matrices of two time series of length , up to lag . It also prints the cross-correlation matrices together with plots of symbols indicating which elements of the correlation matrices are significant. Three * represent significance at the % level, two * represent significance at the 1% level and a single * represents significance at the 5% level. The * are plotted above or below the line depending on whether the elements are significant in the positive or negative direction.