Useful Links for ECONOMETRICS
[Updated Spring 2014]
The Terry College supports Mathematica, Matlab, R, RATS, SAS,
Stata and TSP. 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.
provides a nice user interface for R, and, like R, it is open-source.
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
Stata, including seminars with video
demonstrations. The Carolina Population Center at UNC offers a Stata
is a convenient two-page introduction. Masayuki Kudumatsu
has collected many useful Stata links, as
well as a long, wide-ranging
list of resources for economics research, focusing on computing.
Programming and workflow best practices
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 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.