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  • A. Talha Yalta

    (TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Ankara, Turkey)

  • Riccardo Lucchetti

    (Dipartimento di Economia, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy)

Abstract

The GNU|Linux operating system is rapidly gaining ground as an attractive alternative to the proprietary platforms particularly in academic institutions and government agencies. Here, we supply an assessment of this resource from the perspective of econometricians, discuss its benefits and disadvantages along with a basic overview of some of the popular free|libre and open source programs hosted by this platform for conducting research in economics. Copyright © 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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Article provided by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. in its journal Journal of Applied Econometrics.

Volume (Year): 23 (2008)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 279-286

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  1. A. Talha Yalta & A. Yasemin Yalta, 2010. "Gretl 1.6.0 and Its Numerical Accuracy," Working Papers 1003, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Department of Economics.
  2. Ryan J. Smith & J. Wilson Mixon Jr, 2006. "Teaching undergraduate econometrics with GRETL," Journal of Applied Econometrics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 21(7), pages 1103-1107.
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  6. Jeff Racine & Rob Hyndman, 2002. "Using R to teach econometrics," Journal of Applied Econometrics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 17(2), pages 175-189.
  7. Mico Mrkaic, 2001. "Scilab as an econometric programming system," Journal of Applied Econometrics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 16(4), pages 553-559.
  8. Dirk Eddelbuettel, 2000. "Econometrics with Octave," Journal of Applied Econometrics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 15(5), pages 531-542.
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Cited by:
  1. A. Yalta & A. Yalta, 2010. "Should Economists Use Open Source Software for Doing Research?," Computational Economics, Society for Computational Economics, vol. 35(4), pages 371-394, April.
  2. Riccardo Lucchetti, . "State Space Methods in gretl," Journal of Statistical Software, American Statistical Association, vol. 41(i11).

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