Operating System: OSX & Linux
Interface Version: cmdstan v2.19.1
The cmdstan user’s guide states:
Initialization is only applied to parameters defined in the parameters block. Any initial values supplied for transformed parameters or generated quantities are ig- nored.
init= Initialization method:
• real number x > 0 initializes randomly between [-x, x]; • 0 initializes to 0;
• non-number interpreted as a data file
Validvalues: All (Defaults to 2)
Recently someone suggested that if a data file is specified, the values in there are the initial values used, not a range from which an initial value is selected. Is that correct?