Examines the model's parameters for stability constraints (e.g., stationarity, invertibility, causality, etc.).

## Syntax

**SARIMA_CHECK** (µ, **σ**, **d**, [φ], [θ], s, sd, [sφ], [sθ])

**µ**- Optional. Is the ARMA model long-run mean (i.e., mu). If missing, the process mean is assumed to be zero.
**σ**- Required. Is the standard deviation value of the model's residuals/innovations.
**d**- Required. Is the non-seasonal integration order.
**[φ]**- Optional. Are the parameters of the non-seasonal AR(p) component model: [φ1, φ2 … φp] (starting with the lowest lag).
**[θ]**- Optional. Are the parameters of the MA(q) component model: [θ1, θ2 … θq] (starting with the lowest lag).
**s**- Optional. Is the number of observations per period (e.g., 12 = Annual, 4 = Quarter).
**sD**- Optional. Is the seasonal integration order.
**[sφ]**- Optional. Are the parameters of the seasonal AR(P) component model: [sφ1, sφ2 … sφpp] (starting with the lowest lag).
**[sθ]**- Optional. Are the parameters of the seasonal MA(Q) component model: [sθ1, sθ2 … sθqq] (starting with the lowest lag).

## Remarks

- The underlying model is described here.
- The time series is homogeneous or equally spaced.
- SARIMA_CHECK checks if $\sigma\gt 0$ and if all the characteristic roots of the underlying ARMA model fall outside the unit circle.
- Using the Solver add-in in Excel, you can specify the return value of SARIMA_CHECK as a constraint to ensure a stationary ARMA model.
- The long-run mean argument (µ) can take any value or be omitted, in which case a zero value is assumed.
- The residuals/innovations standard deviation - (σ) - must be greater than zero.
- For the input argument - ([φ]) (parameters of the non-seasonal AR component):
- The input argument is optional and can be omitted, in which case no non-seasonal AR component is included.
- The order of the parameters starts with the lowest lag.
- One or more parameters may have missing values or error codes (i.e., #NUM!, #VALUE!, etc.).
- The order of the non-seasonal AR component model is solely determined by the order of the last value in the array with a numeric value (vs. missing or error).
- For the input argument - ([θ]) (parameters of the non-seasonal MA component):
- The input argument is optional and can be omitted, in which case no non-seasonal MA component is included.
- The order of the parameters starts with the lowest lag.
- One or more values in the input argument can be missing or an error code (i.e., #NUM!, #VALUE!, etc.).
- The order of the non-seasonal MA component model is solely determined by the order of the last value in the array with a numeric value (vs. missing or error).
- For the input argument - ([sφ]) (parameters of the seasonal AR component):
- The input argument is optional and can be omitted, in which case no seasonal AR component is included.
- The order of the parameters starts with the lowest lag.
- One or more parameters may have missing values or error codes (i.e., #NUM!, #VALUE!, etc.).
- The order of the seasonal AR component model is solely determined by the order of the last value in the array with a numeric value (vs. missing or error).
- For the input argument - ([sθ]) (parameters of the seasonal MA component):
- The input argument is optional and can be omitted, in which case no seasonal MA component is included.
- The order of the parameters starts with the lowest lag.
- One or more values in the input argument can be missing or an error code (i.e., #NUM!, #VALUE!, etc.).
- The order of the seasonal MA component model is solely determined by the order of the last value in the array with a numeric value (vs. missing or error).
- The non-seasonal integration order - (d) - is optional and can be omitted, in which case d is assumed to be zero.
- The seasonal integration order - (sD) - is optional and can be omitted, in which case sD is assumed to be zero.
- The season length - (s) - is optional and can be omitted, in which case s is assumed to be zero (i.e., plain ARIMA).
- The function was added in version 1.63 SHAMROCK.

## Files Examples

## Related Links

- Wikipedia - Likelihood function.
- Wikipedia - Likelihood principle.
- Wikipedia - Autoregressive moving average model.

## References

- James Douglas Hamilton; Time Series Analysis, Princeton University Press; 1st edition(Jan 11, 1994), ISBN: 691042896.
- Tsay, Ruey S.; Analysis of Financial Time Series, John Wiley & SONS; 2nd edition(Aug 30, 2005), ISBN: 0-471-690740.

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