Christopher Cornwell Useful Links for ECONOMETRICS [Updated Spring 2017] 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. Florian Heiss
has written a book that
introduces R in the context of an introductory
econometrics course. 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 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. A group of data practitioners have
created and compiled an impressive set of resources
for data
analysis and visualization with Stata at GitHub. 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 practitioner'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.
