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Using R to teach econometrics

  • Jeff Racine

    (Department of Economics, University of South Florida Tampa, FL, 33620 USA)

  • Rob Hyndman

    (Department of Econometrics & Business Statistics, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC 3800, Australia)

R, an open-source programming environment for data analysis and graphics, has in only a decade grown to become a de-facto standard for statistical analysis against which many popular commercial programs may be measured. The use of R for the teaching of econometric methods is appealing. It provides cutting-edge statistical methods which are, by R's open-source nature, available immediately. The software is stable, available at no cost, and exists for a number of platforms, including various flavours of Unix and Linux, Windows (9x|NT|2000), and the MacOS. Manuals are also available for download at no cost, and there is extensive on-line information for the novice user. This review focuses on using R for teaching econometrics. Since R is an extremely powerful environment, this review should also be of interest to researchers. Copyright © 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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Volume (Year): 17 (2002)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 175-189

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