The configuration file is used to provide Dynare with information not related to the model (and hence not placed in the model file). At the moment, it is only used when using Dynare to run parallel computations.
On Linux and macOS, the default location of the configuration file
is $HOME/.dynare, while on Windows it is
%APPDATA%\dynare.ini (typically C:\Documents and
Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\dynare.ini under Windows XP,
or C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\dynare.ini under Windows
Vista/7/8). You can specify a non standard location using the
conffile option of the
dynare command (see Dynare invocation).
The parsing of the configuration file is case-sensitive and it should take the following form, with each option/choice pair placed on a newline:
[command0] option0 = choice0 option1 = choice1 [command1] option0 = choice0 option1 = choice1
The configuration file follows a few conventions (self-explanatory conventions such as USER_NAME have been excluded for concision):
Indicates the valid name of a server (e.g.
server.cepremap.org) or an IP address.
Indicates a valid drive name in Windows, without the trailing colon (e.g.
Indicates a valid path in the underlying operating system (e.g.
Indicates a valid path to a file in the underlying operating system
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