Useful Links for ECONOMETRICS
[Updated Spring 2017]
The Terry College
R, RATS, SAS, SPSS,
Students should contact the Terry College Office of
Information Technology (OIT) for access to these
programs. OIT provides a complete listing of Terry's
research computing resources on its site.
UGA offers free access to
Stata and SPSS through its vLab
Mathworks provides Matlab tutorials and links to other off-site resources.
a nice user interface for R, and, like R, it is
open-source. The Comprehensive R Archive Network
(CRAN) provides a list
of econometrics packages for R. Florian Heiss
has written a book that
introduces R in the context of an introductory
You will find many resources
for learning Stata at the company's
website. Some of the best are available through
UCLA's Academic Technology Services, which provides
public access to detailed
guides to using Stata, including seminars with
video demonstrations. The Carolina Population
Center at UNC offers a Stata
tutorial. The SSCC at Wisconsin does
offers two: one
for students and one
for researchers. Here
is a convenient two-page introduction. Masayuki
Kudumatsu has collected many useful Stata
links, as well as a long, wide-ranging
resources for economics research, focusing on
computing. A group of data practitioners have
created and compiled an impressive set of resources
analysis and visualization with Stata at GitHub.
Programming and workflow best practices
Gaudecker provides extensive guidance on effective
programming practices and project
organization. Matt Gentzko and Jesse
Shapiro have produced a useful practitioner's
guide coding and data management for social
From the TeX FAQ:
`TeX is a typesetting system written by Donald Knuth, who says in the Preface to his book on TeX that it is "intended for the creation of beautiful books - and especially for books that contain a lot of mathematics".'
LaTeX is a popular TeX macro package. For an up-to-date implementation of TeX, LaTeX and related programs for Windows (all current variants) try MikTeX. Many useful TeX resources can be found TeX Users' Group (TUG) site. Another good place to find help is through Hildebrand's TeX Resources page.
Beamer is a LaTeX class that allows you to produce slide presentations (like PowerPoint) in a LaTeX environment. It is included with the MikTeX distribution.