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Programming Languages in Economics

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  • Kendrick, David A
  • Amman, Hans M

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Young economists sometimes ask which computer programming languages they should learn. This paper answers that question by suggesting that they begin with a high level language like GAUSS, GAMS, Mathematica, Maple or MATLAB depending on their field of specialization in economics. Then they should work down to one of the low level languages such as Fortran, Basic, C, C++ or Java depending on the planned areas of application. Finally, they should proceed to the languages which are used to develop graphical interfaces and internet applications, viz. Visual Basic, C. C++ or Java. Citation Copyright 1999 by Kluwer Academic Publishers.

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Article provided by Society for Computational Economics in its journal Computational Economics.

Volume (Year): 14 (1999)
Issue (Month): 1-2 (October)
Pages: 151-81

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  1. Francisco Cribari-Neto & Spyros Zarkos, 2003. "Econometric and Statistical Computing Using Ox," Computational Economics, Society for Computational Economics, vol. 21(3), pages 277-295, June.
  2. Vieira, Wilson da Cruz & Lelis, Levi H. Santana de, 2005. "Programming languages in economics: a comparison among Fortran77, C++, and Java," Revista de Economia e Agronegocio / Brazilian Review of Economics and Agribusiness, Federal University of Vicosa, Department of Agricultural Economics, vol. 3(3).
  3. Simon Peters & Ken Clark & Pascal Ekin & Anja Le Blanc & Stephen Pickles, 2007. "Grid Enabling Empirical Economics: A Microdata Application," Computational Economics, Society for Computational Economics, vol. 30(4), pages 349-370, November.
  4. Kendrick, David A., 2005. "Stochastic control for economic models: past, present and the paths ahead," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 29(1-2), pages 3-30, January.
  5. Buda, Rodolphe, 2001. "Les algorithmes de la modélisation : une analyse critique pour la modélisation économique," MPRA Paper 3926, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Jul 2004.
  6. Buda, Rodolphe, 2005. "Numerical Analysis in Econom(etr)ic Softwares: the Data-Memory Shortage Management," MPRA Paper 9145, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2007.

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