Introduction to EVIEWS - Middle East Technical University...

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Middle East Technical University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences Department of Economics Econ 206 – Spring 2008 R.A: Nazire Özkan INTRODUCTION TO EVIEWS EViews provides sophisticated data analysis, regression, and forecasting tools on Windowsbased computers. With EViews you can quickly develop a statistical relation from your data and then use the relation to forecast future values of the data. Areas where EViews can be useful include: scientific data analysis and evaluation, financial analysis, macroeconomic forecasting, simulation, sales forecasting, and cost analysis. The EViews Window If the program is installed correctly, you should see the EViews window when you launch the program. The Title Bar The title bar , labeled EViews , is at the very top of the main window.
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The Main Menu Just below the title bar is the main menu . If you move the cursor to an entry in the main menu and click on the left mouse button, a drop-down menu will appear. Clicking on an entry in the drop-down menu selects the highlighted item. The Command Window Below the menu bar is an area called the command window . EViews commands may be typed in this window. The command is executed as soon as you hit ENTER. The Work Area The area in the middle of the window is the work area where EViews will display the variousobject windows that it creates. ₪▲ A demonstration of some basic features of EViews is provided below. The demonstration is meant to be a brief introduction to EViews; not a comprehensive description of the program. This demo takes you through the following steps: • getting data into EViews from an Excel spreadsheet • examining your data and performing simple statistical analyses • using regression analysis to model a statistical relationship • performing hypothesis testing • plotting results Getting Data into EViews The first step in most projects will be to read your data into an EViews workfile. The easiest way to open the Excel file CONSUMPTION. XLS, is to drag-and-drop the file into an open EViews application window. You may also drag-and-drop the file onto the Eviews icon. Windows will first start the EViews application and will then open the demonstration Excel workfile. Alternately, you may use the File/Open/EViews workfile. .. dialog, selecting Files of type Excel and selecting the desired file.
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As EViews opens the file, the program determines that the file is in Excel file format, analyzes the contents of the file, and opens the Excel Read wizard.
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This note was uploaded on 05/26/2010 for the course ECON 311 taught by Professor Elif during the Spring '10 term at Middle East Technical University.

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