Overview: Uses
The feature was introduced in Dynare 4.1. It allows user to attach arbitrary information to each equation and to recover them at runtime. It is particularly useful to specify names of equations, but can also be used to introduce other information in the model.
Equations tags are used by Dynare for several purposes:

name
tags are used to identify equations i) for the display of residuals when usingresid
, ii) when specifying several iterations of the same equation for different regimes for Occbin (from Dynare 4.7 onwards), or iii) when selecting equations usingexclude_eqs/include_eqs
command line directives. 
relax/bind
tags are used to specify Occbin regimes. 
dynamic/static
tags allow to specify dynamic and static version of the same equation. 
mcp
tags are used to specify mixed complementarity conditions.  Type tags
endogenous
,exogenous
andparameter
can be used for onthefly variable/parameter declarations
They can be very useful for custom algorithms.
Example: flagging equations with tags
Before each equation in the modfile, the user can specify a list pairs (key,values) were key is any identifier and value a singlequoted string. The only exception are dynamic/static
tags that don't have a value
.
This is demonstrated by the following example :
var c k A;
varexo epsilon;
parameters theta sigma rho beta;
model;
[name = 'Budget constraint']
c + k = k^theta*A;
[name = 'Euler condition', euler_var='k', type='expectation']
beta*(c(1)/c)^(sigma)*theta*k^(theta1)*A(1) = 1;
[name = 'Specification of shocks', type='exogenous']
log(A) = rho*log(A(1)) + epsilon;
end;
In this simple example, we have given a name to each equation. We have also added the name of the variable used to derive the Euler equation and have specified that the last equation is exogenous.
Information Storage
The tags are stored in a 3column cell. Each line correspond to a tag (n,key,value) where n is the number of the equation.
The table is stored in M_.equations_tags
. It can be queried directly or using one of the helper functions.
Here are some examples.
Find the equation having a given key or a given value for a given key
The function select_from_table.m can be used to find equations satisfying given properties.
For the example model select_from_table(M_.equations_tags,'type')
will return the indices of equations for which a key 'type' has been specified :
ans =
2
3
By contrast select_from_table(M_.equations_tags,'type','expectation')
will return the list of equations which have the type 'expectation' :
ans =
2