For maximum convenience, easy-to-use interface M-functions are included in the identification toolbox, explicitly addressing some of supported features. Whenever possible, these M-functions allow to work with system objects defined in the MATLAB Control Toolbox.

The following table contains the list of implemented M-functions for linear and Wiener systems:

findR |
Input-output data preprocessing, using Cholesky or (fast) QR factorization and MOESP or N4SID identification techniques, and estimating the system order |

findABCD |
System matrices and Kalman gain estimation, using MOESP, N4SID, or their combination |

findAC |
Estimating the matrices A and C, using MOESP or N4SID |

findBDK |
Estimating the matrices B, D, and Kalman gain K (given A and C), using MOESP or N4SID |

findx0BD |
Estimating the initial state and/or the matrices B and D, given the matrices A, C, and a set of input-output data |

inistate |
Estimating the initial state, given the system matrices, and a set of input-output data |

slmoesp |
System matrices and the Kalman gain estimation, using MOESP technique |

sln4sid |
System matrices and the Kalman gain estimation, using N4SID technique |

slmoen4 |
System matrices and the Kalman gain estimation, using combined MOESP and N4SID techniques: A and C found via MOESP, and B and D, via N4SID |

slmoesm |
System matrices, the Kalman gain, and initial state estimation, using combined MOESP and system simulation techniques |

dsim |
Output response of a linear discrete-time system (much faster than the MATLAB function lsim) |

o2s |
Conversion of a linear discrete-time system given in the output normal form to a state-space representation |

s2o |
Conversion of a state-space representation of a linear discrete-time system into the output normal form |

NNout |
Output response of a set of neural networks used to model the nonlinear part of a Wiener system |

The first five M-functions allow to flexibly identify various system and covariance matrices for linear systems. The M-functions slmoesp, sln4sid, slmoen4, and slmoesm are method-oriented, and they also enable to efficiently estimate models of various orders.

The MEX-functions are more difficult to use than the provided M-functions, but allow a greater flexibility. They are called by the M-functions. The following table contains the list of MEX-files for linear and Wiener systems:

order |
Input-output data preprocessing, possibly sequentially, and finding an estimate of the system order |

sident |
System matrices, Kalman predictor gain, and covariance matrices estimation, using MOESP, N4SID, or their combination |

findBD |
Estimating the initial state and/or the matrices B and D, using A, C, and the input and output trajectories |

ldsim |
Output response of a linear discrete-time system (much faster than the MATLAB function lsim) |

onf2ss |
Conversion of a linear discrete-time system given in the output normal form to a state-space representation |

ss2onf |
Conversion of a state-space representation of a linear discrete-time system into the output normal form |

widentc |
Estimating a discrete-time model of a Wiener system using a neural network approach and a Levenberg-Marquardt algorithm (with a Cholesky-based, or a conjugate gradients solver) |

wident |
Estimating a discrete-time model of a Wiener system using a neural network approach and a MINPACK-like Levenberg-Marquardt algorithm |

Wiener |
Output response of a Wiener system |

The MEX-files above provide interfaces to the main user-callable or computational routines for linear and Wiener systems identification, and cover all functionality available in the corresponding SLICOT identification routines.

Executable SLICOT MEX-files are provided for recent MATLAB releases running under WINDOWS and Linux. Demonstration packages can also be provided.

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