Econometrics with Gretl and Hansl26 November, 2012 at 20:36 | Posted in Statistics & Econometrics | Leave a comment
Thanks to Allin Cottrell and Riccardo Lucchetti we today have access to a perfect tool for doing and teaching econometrics – Gretl. And, best of all, it is totally free!
Professor Lee Adkins now has a new version (1.041) of his Gretl manual to Hill, Griffith & Lim’s Principles of Econometrics (4th ed, 2011). In this new version Adkins shows the full power of the scripting language of Gretl, called Hansl. There is also new material on Monte Carlo simulation, loop constructions etc, that certainly will please the more advanced users. But as in earlier versions, Adkins also amply shows how increadibly easy it is to operate this statistics/econometrics program.
Gretl is up to the tasks you may have, so why spend money on expensive commercial programs?
The latest snapshot version of Gretl – 1.9.11 – can be downloaded here.
Adkins’ manual can be downloaded here.
So just go ahead. I promise, with a program like Gretl and a manual like this, even econometrics can be fun!