R is a language and environment for data analysis and graphics. It may be
considered an implementation of S, an award-winning language initially developed
at Bell Laboratories since the late 1970s. The R project was initiated
by Robert Gentleman and Ross Ihaka at the University of Auckland, New
Zealand, in the early 1990s, and has been developed by an international team
Here is the first book on applied econometrics using the R system for statistical computing and graphics. It presents hands-on examples for a wide range of models, from classical linear regression models for cross-section to recent semiparametric extensions.
Historically, econometricians have favored other computing environments,
some of which have fallen by the wayside, and also a variety of packages with
canned routines. We believe that R has great potential in econometrics, both
for research and for teaching. There are at least three reasons for this: (1) R
is mostly platform independent and runs on Microsoft Windows, the Mac
family of operating systems, and various flavors of Unix/Linux, and also on
some more exotic platforms. (2) R is free software that can be downloaded
and installed at no cost from a family of mirror sites around the globe, the
Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN); hence students can easily install
it on their own machines. (3) R is open-source software, so that the full source
code is available and can be inspected to understand what it really does,
learn from it, and modify and extend it. We also like to think that platform
independence and the open-source philosophy make R an ideal environment
for reproducible econometric research.
Mathematical Modelling, Optimization, Analytic and Numerical Solutions (Industrial and Applied Mathematics)
This book discusses a variety of topics related to industrial and applied mathematics, focusing on wavelet theory, sampling theorems, inverse problems and their applications, partial differential equations as a model of real-world problems, computational linguistics, mathematical models and methods for meteorology, earth systems,...
argues that it is not important that people live up to their own principles. What matters, in both ethics and epistemology, is that they live up to the correct principles: that they do the right thing, and that they believe rationally. This stance, that what matters are the correct principles, not one's...
Making Sense of the Social World: Methods of Investigation
Congratulations to Daniel F. Chambliss, winner of the ASA Distinguished Contribution to Teaching Prize for 2018.
The new Sixth Edition of Making Sense of the Social World continues to be an unusually accessible and student-friendly introduction to the variety of social research...