Dummy variables are a common econometric tool, whether working with time series, cross-sectional, or panel data. Unfortunately, raw datasets rarely come formatted with dummy variables that are regression ready.
In today’s blog, we explore several options for creating dummy variables from categorical data in GAUSS, including:
Creating dummy variables from a file using formula strings.
Creating dummy variables from an existing vector of categorical data.
Creating dummy variables from an existing vector of continuous variables.
Optional input arguments can make your statistical computing more efficient and enjoyable. GAUSS version 20 added a new suite of tools to make it easy for you to add optional input arguments to your GAUSS procedures. This blog lays the foundation to start using optional arguments in your GAUSS programs.
You’re probably familiar with the basic find-and-replace. However, large projects with many files across several directories, require a more powerful search tool. The GAUSS Source Browser is the powerful search-and-replace tool you need. In this blog, you’ll learn more about using the advanced search-and-replace tools in GAUSS to effectively navigate and edit in projects with multiple files and directories.
Often times we need to mix multiple graph types in order to create a plot which most effectively tells the story of our data. In this post, we will create a plot of the Phillips Curve in the United States over two separate time periods. We will show how to add scatter points and lines as well as data series’ of different lengths to a single plot. However, our main focus will be showing you how to control the styling of all aspects of the plot in these cases.
This seventh video in the GAUSS Basics series will show you how to use the if, else, elseif and endif keywords to create code with conditional statements.
The video will demonstrate several examples and show a few common errors you might run into.
The posterior probability distribution is the heart of Bayesian statistics and a fundamental tool for Bayesian parameter estimation. Naturally, how to infer and build these distributions is a widely examined topic, the scope of which cannot fit in one blog. In this blog, we examine bayesian sampling using three basic, but fundamental techniques, importance sampling, Metropolis-Hastings sampling, and Gibbs sampling.
Today we cover what the GAUSS working directory is and how to make the most of it. We’ll show you how some common GAUSS functions use your working directory and some of the errors you’re most likely to run into.