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The GNU|Linux platform and freedom respecting software for economists

  • A. Talha Yalta

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

  • Riccardo Lucchetti

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

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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