It might be bit much. While econometrics, time series, and such can be done easily. Above
that level, you are going to have to do scripting, which scares many MBA students. I have
the same problem if I use R. However, to do useful work, your students are going to have
to use some statistical program that requires scripting. Think those who use SAS procs
versus those who use SPSS.
Excel as an alternative is a problem, since the inaccuracies for statistics are all
I use Gretl in my MBA managerial economics course: econometrics and time series mostly. I
am using R more and more though.
If you search back through the posts on this forum, you will find some that say that gretl
is working toward the functionality of R.
Remember that SAS, Gretl, and R are more accurate than "easy-to-use" Excel.
On Dec 7, 2012, at 5:07 PM, Logan Kelly <logan.kelly(a)uwrf.edu> wrote:
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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