Thank you. I use both your manual and the text book it is written for (POE4) in my
Econometrics course. Both are very good. And I agree that the thumb drive feature is
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I've used it in undergraduate classes (econometrics) and am currently using it in a
Masters level class that includes a few MBA students. As Allin states, it can be used at
several levels and the GUI is quite intuitive. Scripting is completely optional at this
level, IMO. Most of the basic statistics are easily available and graphs are easy to
generate as well. You may find the manual I wrote
useful. Admittedly, the new
version contains more complicated scripts than the previous one did, but the GUI is
explained and illustrated as well, especially in the early chapters and the appendices on
statistics and probability. The book it is based on is an undergraduate/masters level
book and, at least if your course is regression based, fairly easy to follow.
I love it in class since I can install it on a thumb-drive and carry it around in my
pocket to whatever classroom I'm using. It has made teaching the computational
aspects of statistics much easier for me and my students have responded very favorably to
it (I used to use Stata, and before that E-Views and SAS).
The scripting language makes it ideal for higher level courses as well.
On Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 4:07 PM, Logan Kelly
I am considering using Gretl for a Statistics class I teach in an executive MBA program. I
am think about this because (i) Gretl is free for students to use, and (ii) it does not
require admin rights to install. Point (ii) is the most important. My consern is that
while Gretl is great for econometrics, it might require too much techinical skill for an
MBA program. Does anyone have any thought and/or suggestions?
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