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Using R to teach econometrics

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  • 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)

Abstract

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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  • Jeff Racine & Rob Hyndman, 2002. "Using R to teach econometrics," Journal of Applied Econometrics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 17(2), pages 175-189.
  • Handle: RePEc:jae:japmet:v:17:y:2002:i:2:p:175-189
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    1. Miguel Rodrigues, 2005. "Regression with R," Econometrics 0508016, EconWPA.
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    7. Christine Choirat & Raffello Seri, 2009. "Econometrics with Python," Journal of Applied Econometrics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 24(4), pages 698-704.
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    • A23 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Graduate
    • C87 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - Econometric Software

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