Christopher Cornwell Useful Links for ECONOMETRICS [Updated Spring 2015] General econometrics The Econometrics Journal maintains a links page covering a wide range econometrics resources on the internet, from people to programming. Econometrics software The Terry College supports Mathematica, Matlab, R, RATS, SAS,
SPSS,
and Stata. 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
service. Mathworks provides Matlab tutorials and links to other offsite resources. RStudio
provides a nice user interface for R, and, like R, it is opensource.
The Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN) provides a list of
econometrics packages for R. 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. Here
is a convenient twopage introduction. Masayuki Kudumatsu
has collected many useful Stata links,
as
well as a long, wideranging
list
of resources for economics research, focusing on computing. The SAS Institute provides a number of applications of its ETS module. Good general SAS help can be found through this Indiana University page. Programming and workflow best practices HansMartin
von Gaudecker provides extensive guidance on effective
programming
practices and project
organization. Matt Gentzko and Jesse Shapiro
have produced a useful practioner's
guide coding and data management for social scientists. 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 uptodate 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.
The Terry College research server runs a version of the unix operating system. For help understanding unix, consult UNIXhelp for Users or the Unix Tutorial for Beginners.
