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normalize

[′nȯr·mə‚līz]
(computer science)
To adjust the representation of a quantity so that this representation lies within a prescribed range.
In particular, to adjust the exponent and mantissa of a floating point number so that the mantissa falls within a prescribed range.
(mathematics)
To multiply a quantity by a suitable constant or scalar so that it then has norm one; that is, its norm is then equal to one.
(metallurgy)
To heat a ferrous alloy to some temperature above the transformation range, followed by air cooling.
(quantum mechanics)
To multiply a wave function by a constant so that its norm is equal to unity.
(statistics)
To carry out a normal transformation on a variate.
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This system is an example of (8) incorporating both exclusion restrictions (weather does not affect demand directly, and neither quantity nor price affect the weather) and normalization conditions (three of the elements of B0 have been fixed at unity):
The latter seems a sensible enough normalization, in that the remaining free parameters ([beta], [gamma], and h) are magnitudes of clear economic interpretation and interest.
The middle right panel illustrates both problems with this normalization noted above: when h = 0, the likelihood function is unchanged when [beta] is switched with [gamma].
Because the likelihood function is relatively flat with respect to h, the result is a rather wild posterior distribution for parameters under this normalization.
More generally, we seek a normalization for which the matrix [B.
We thus seek a normalization for which C is singular only at the boundaries.
The response of price to a demand shock for this normalization is plotted in the upper-right panel of Figure 10.
5) and the issue of normalization discussed in this paper is that the upper-left panel of Figure 10 is the result of multiplying [partial derivative][y.
It is thus of interest to see how our two automatic solutions for the normalization problem work for this particular example.
To discuss normalization more generally for a structural VAR, we premultiply (8) by [D.
The normalization problem arises because, even though the model is identified in the conventional sense from these zero restrictions, multiplying any column of [A.
0] satisfies the normalization condition is to check the sign of [e.