# Why isn't this RecurrenceTable working?

I want to evaluate a system of simple recursive equations using ReccurenceTable but for a reason that escapes me, I am not able to get it to work. Here is the input.

Clear[c0, s0, m, w, \[Eta],y, c, s, t, simul2]
c0 = 25;
s0 = 20;
m = .75;
w = .3;
\[Eta] = .2;
simul2 = RecurrenceTable[{y[t] == (c[t - 1] + \[Eta]*(c[t - 1] - c[t - 2]))*(1 + w) + s0 - s[t - 1], s[t] == s0 + (c[t - 1] + \[Eta]*(c[t - 1] - c[t - 2]))*(1 + w) - c[t], c[t] == c0 + m*y[t], y == 105, y == 105, c == 103.75, c == 103.75, s == 50, s == 50}, {y, s, c}, {t,2,20}]


The only output I get following this is simply the input itself. I don't understand why I don't get a list out of this input, as I have already done it with similar equations and had no problem at all. I tweaked the parameters for over an hour for it to work and had absolutely no luck.

Clear[c0, s0, m, w, η, y, c, s, t, simul2]
c0 = 25;
s0 = 20;
m = 3/4;
w = 3/10;
η = 1/5;


Using RSolve

soln = RSolve[{y[t] == (c[t - 1] + η*(c[t - 1] - c[t - 2]))*(1 + w) +
s0 - s[t - 1],
s[t] == s0 + (c[t - 1] + η*(c[t - 1] - c[t - 2]))*(1 + w) - c[t],
c[t] == c0 + m*y[t], y == 105, y == 105, c == 415/4,
c == 415/4, s == 50, s == 50},
{y[t], s[t], c[t]}, t] // Simplify[#, t >= 0] &;


EDIT: Using ComplexExpand to obtain an explicitly real form

solnN = soln[] // N // ComplexExpand // Simplify // Chop

(*  {c[t] -> 100. + 1.41231 0.187461^t + 2.33769 1.01991^t Cos[0.556027 t] +
2.71244 1.01991^t Sin[0.556027 t],
s[t] -> 50. - 0.108611 0.187461^t - 1.14139 1.01991^t Cos[0.556027 t] +
1.87454 1.01991^
t Sin[0.556027 t] + (1.71832 + 0.00970207 0.187461^t -
0.478024 1.01991^t Cos[0.556027 t] +
0.235722 1.01991^t Sin[0.556027 t]) UnitStep[-1. t],
y[t] -> 100. + 1.88307 0.187461^t + 3.11693 1.01991^t Cos[0.556027 t] +
3.61659 1.01991^t Sin[0.556027 t]}  *)


Given the complexity of the solution it is likely that RecurrenceTable is timing out before arriving at a solution.

Table[{t, y[t], s[t], c[t]} /. solnN, {t, 0, 20}] //
Prepend[#, {"t", "y[t]", "s[t]", "c[t]"}] & // Grid[#, Frame -> All] & • I made a mistake in the question, I wrote y == 105, y == 105 instead of y==105, y==105. With this correction, the output for what you wrote is: {y == 104.875, s == 154.875 - c, c == 25 + 0.75 y}. However, even with this correction, the ReccurenceTable still doesn't work. – EBassal Sep 22 '17 at 20:05
• So from what I understand, RecurrenceTable is to be used only when the system of difference equations is relatively simple? – EBassal Sep 22 '17 at 21:46