Econometrics Program for the Mac ?? (Statistics plus Economics)

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  1. igmolinav macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    I found this old thread, but since it is a bit old, perhaps someone knows of an Econometrics program to be used on my Mac Book Pro. The following thread was made in the iPad forum and a program called "R" is recommended for econometrics. I am having a bit of trouble finding it on the internet.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=908850

    Another program recommended is Eviews. Apparently it is very didactic but it runs only on Windows. I don't have parallels or any other software to run windows on my mac. I would also like as much as possible to keep the computer only with software for mac.

    Thank you in advance. Very kind regards,

    igmolinav : ) !!!
     
  2. igmolinav thread starter macrumors 65816

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  3. Reeebo macrumors newbie

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    You should check out Stata: http://www.stata.com/
    It is a very popular program among economists and statisticians. In fact, my school requires it for the econometrics classes.
     
  4. davecom macrumors member

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    My school did too, and it does exactly what you want - but all of these programs have a bit of a learning curve, so do a trial before you buy.
     
  5. steveoc macrumors regular

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    You might consider Mathematica. If you are a student, you can get it for $139. They have government and education licenses that run $269 (I think). The full price is over $1000. If you're a K12 teacher, they may still have the $49 deal.
     
  6. igmolinav thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    Thank you : ) !!! I'll check them out and I'll get back to you !!!

    Kind regards,

    igmolinav : ) !!!
     
  7. igmolinav thread starter macrumors 65816

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    P.S. among the three, (SPSS, Stata, and Mathematica), which do you find the better one or the friendlier one ??

    Thank you, kind regards,

    igmolinav : ) !!!
     
  8. nbuckley macrumors newbie

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    Stata all the way

    I am an Econ prof. Forget the other options, STATA is the way to go. It is expensive though, make sure to get student pricing. STATA is the best bet for almost all econometric needs although some of my macro Econ colleagues use Eviews sometimes too. Also most campuses allow students to access these programs for free in student labs, and a lot now adays allow remote access to them as well when you are off campus.
     
  9. igmolinav thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    Thank you for your answer : ) !!!

    Is there a very practical econometrics book that
    you may want to recommend?

    I was recommended this old book:
    http://www.amazon.com/Learning-Prac...=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1320403811&sr=1-1

    Would you recommend any other(s) book(s) ??

    I have taken many economics courses, but my
    major is sociology. I wonder if you would still
    recommend Stata over the other programs to
    people in other fields like sociology or anthropo-
    logy. I am assumming that for any statistical
    program need, you would recommend Stata.

    Thank you very much, kind regards,

    igmolinav : ) !!!
     
  10. kmaute, Nov 4, 2011
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    This is a great text. If you want a more in-depth study of the underlying statistics, I recommend Mittelhammer. He starts from Kolmogorov's axioms and builds from there.

    Also, Stata is great and my preferred app but R is open source as well (http://www.r-project.org/). There's another company that makes a commercial variant called S+.
     
  11. igmolinav thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    Thank you : ) !!! I'll check the book and the open source !!!

    Kind regards,

    igmolinav : ) !!!
     

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