Lab Session 1

Lab Session 1 - Econ 444 : Elementary Econometrics Winter...

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Econ 444 : Elementary Econometrics Winter 20 10 Eviews Tutorial 1 In this tutorial we will learn following operations in Eviews : 1. Creating an Eviews work file to analyze data. 2. Import data in Eviews work file from excel file. 3. Viewing and Plotting the data. 4. Computing sample statistics like mean, correlation, standard deviation etc. 5. Creating a new variable in Eviews using the given data set. 6. OLS estimation in Eviews.
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Go to Carmen and download excel file “LAB1a.xls.” Save the file to your diskette, USB memory stick, or desktop of your pc. 1. Creating a new workfile in Eviews a)Open Eviews. b) Click on File and then select New and finally select Workfile c) Following Dialog Box will appear
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--The data we are using today is a cross section. So select Undated or irregular. --Type number of rows in your excel sheet ( = 100 in this example) in front of Observarions. . --Name the Workfile : Lab1a Then click on OK. [Note that I am using Eviews 5 and depending on your version you may get a different dialog box. However the rule is the same : if you have a cross section data ( over individuals, firms etc) then select undated or irregular. If you have time series data then depending on data type select options from above. For example if you had
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