[R-SIG-Finance] I want to find the best arima model using AIC criterion, but having problems

Mon Jan 17 05:42:14 CET 2011

```I'm running a loop for trying to find the best ARIMA seasonal model.  I'm
experimenting with different orders of AR, MA and differencing.., but when I
run my loops, I'm getting an error such as
"Error in optim(init[mask], armafn, method = optim.method, hessian = TRUE,
:
non-finite finite-difference value [3]
"
and R exits the loop, however, it isn't finished.  Is there a way to make R
continuing what it should?

My code looks like this below :

count = 0
for(i in 0:7){
for(j in 0:2) {
for(k in 0:1)  {
for(l in 0:1)   {
for(m in 0:2)    {
for(n in 0:1)  {
for(o in 1:2)   {
model = arima(y, order=c(i,j,k), seasonal=list(order=c(l,m,n), period=7*o))
if (count == 0){
aicmin = model\$aic
bestmodel = model
}
if ((count != 0)&& (model\$aic < aicmin)){
aicmin = model\$aic
bestmodel = model
diff1 = j
diff2 = m
seas = o*7
}

count = count+1
}
}
}
}
}
}
}
print(bestmodel)
print(count)
print(diff1)
print(diff2)
print(seas)

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