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Understanding State-Space Models (An Inflation Example)

State-space models provide a powerful environment for modeling dynamic systems. Their flexibility has resulted in a wide variety of applications across fields including radar tracking, 3-D modeling, monetary policy modeling, weather forecasting, and more. In this blog, we look more closely at state-space modeling using a simple time series model of inflation. We cover:
  • The components of state-space models.
  • Representing state-space models in GAUSS.
  • Estimating model parameters using state-space models.

Advanced Formatting Techniques for Creating AER Quality Plots

This blog will show you how to reproduce one of the graphs from a paper in the June 2022 issue of the American Economic Review. You will learn how to:
  1. Add and style text boxes with LaTeX.
  2. Set the anchor point of text boxes.
  3. Add and style vertical lines.
  4. Automatically set legend text to use your dataframe’s variable names.
  5. Set the font for all or a subset of the graph text elements.
  6. Set the size of your graph.

Time Series MT 3.1.1 Update

Introduction The GAUSS TSMT application module provides a comprehensive suite of tools for MLE and state-space estimation, model diagnostics, and forecasting of univariate, multivariate, and nonlinear time series models. The latest Time Series MT (TSMT) 3.1. is now available. If you own TSMT 3.0 the update is available for free. Installation The TSMT update requires [...]

Installing the GAUSS Package Manager [Video]

GAUSS packages provide access to powerful tools for performing data analysis. Learn how to install the GAUSS Package Manager, and get the quickest access to the full suite of GAUSS packages, in this short video. Additional Resources GAUSS Package Manager Using GAUSS Packages a Complete Guide

Getting Started with Time Series in GAUSS

In this video, you’ll learn the basics of time series analysis in GAUSS. See how quick and easy it is to get started with everything from data loading to ARIMA analysis! You’ll see first hand how to :
  • Load and verify time series data.
  • Filter observations by date.
  • Merge data from different sources.
  • Create basic time series plots.
  • Perform stationarity testing.
  • Fit a basic ARIMA model.

How to Load Excel Data into GAUSS

Loading data is often the first step to your data analysis in GAUSS. In this video, you’ll learn how to save time and avoid data loading errors when working with Excel files. Our video demonstration shows just how quick and easy it can be to load time series, categorical and numeric variables from Excel files into GAUSS. You’ll learn how to:
  • Interactively load Excel data files.
  • Perform advanced loading steps, Such as loading specific sheets, or specifying values as missing values.
  • Use autogenerated code in a program file.
  • Change variable names
  • Set up categoical labels and and base cases.

GAUSS 22.1.0 Maintenance Release Now Available

The latest GAUSS 22.1.0 update is available now and is free if you own GAUSS 22. This maintenance release is one of our most extensive with over 40 enhancements, new functions, and new examples, and bug fixes.

Visualizing COVID-19 Panel Data With GAUSS 22

When they’re done right, graphs are a useful tool for telling compelling data stories and supporting data models. However, too often graphs lack the right components to truly enhance understanding. In this blog, we look at how a few quick customizations help make graphs more impactful. In particular, we will consider:
  • Using grid lines without cluttering a graph.
  • Changing tick labels for readability.
  • Using clear axis labels.
  • Marking events and outcomes with lines, bars, and annotations.
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Getting to Know Your Data With GAUSS 22

There is no getting around the fact that data wrangling, cleaning, and exploring plays an important role in any empirical research. Data management can be time-consuming, error-prone, and can make or break results. GAUSS 22 is built to take the pain out of dealing with your data and to let you move seamlessly towards tackling your important research questions. In today’s blog, we walk through how to efficiently prepare and explore real-world data before modeling or estimation. We’ll look at:
  • Loading and merging data.
  • Cleaning data to eliminate misentries, missing values, and more.
  • Exploring data.

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