Econometric software development: past, present and future
Article first published online: 31 MAR 2006
Volume 60, Issue 2, pages 206–224, May 2006
How to Cite
Ooms, M. and Doornik, J. A. (2006), Econometric software development: past, present and future. Statistica Neerlandica, 60: 206–224. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9574.2006.00317.x
- Issue published online: 31 MAR 2006
- Article first published online: 31 MAR 2006
- Received: November 2005. Revised: December 2005.
- econometric software package;
- modelling language;
- user interface;
We give a short international history of econometric software development, with an emphasis on the origin of the main existing econometric packages. We provide a Dutch perspective on this development. We identify the characteristics of econometric software in comparison with mathematical and statistical software. Finally, a number of recent developments connected with the reuse of code across econometric softwares are discussed.