 Covariance of 3x3 matrix, CHOLSOL

Hi
I'm doing the State Space Form with 3 independent variables. Obviously there are 1 measurement equation and 3 transition equations, it's hard to find example of using CHOLSOL over the internet.

Measurement equation:
Rs(t) = b0 + Beta(t)*X(t)+ Alpha(t)*Y(t) +Gamma(t)*Z(t) + e(t)

Transition equation:
1. Apha(t)= Alpha(t-1)+u(t)
2. Beta(t)= Beta(t-1)+w(t)
3. Gamma(t)= Gamma(t-1)+v(t)

For 2 variables I used covariance matrix or Q as sqrt(sma2*sma3); sma2, sma3 are sigma of u(t) and w(t) respectively.

Can anyone please help to figure out how can I use Cholesky Decomposition CHOLSOL command to find the covariance of 3 independent variables.

Thanks!

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I am not sure specifically about your State Space problem. Below is an example of using cholsol that should be helpful if your questions are about how to use cholsol correctly.

y = { -2.24,
13.57,
17.81,
8.26,
7.50 };

//Symmetric Postive-Definite matrix
X = {   7   6 -12   1   3,
6  36   7  23   0,
-12   7  34   9   0,
1  23   9  17  -5,
3   0   0  -5  15 };

//Compute Cholesky decomposition
C = chol(X);

//Solve system of linear equations with 'cholsol'
b_hat_1 = cholsol(y, C);

//Solve system of linear equations using
//the 'normal equation'
b_hat_2 = invpd(X'X)*X'y;

//Print both parameter estimates
format /rd 10,4;
print "   b_hat_1  :  b_hat_2";
print b_hat_1~b_hat_2; caj1024

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