We give a short international history of econometric software development, with an emphasis on the origin of the main existing econometric packages. We provide a Dutch perspective on this development. We identify the characteristics of econometric software in comparison with mathematical and statistical software. Finally, a number of recent developments connected with the reuse of code across econometric softwares are discussed. © VVS, 2006.
|Number of pages||19|
|Journal||Statistica Neerlandica. Journal of the Netherlands Society for Statistics and Operations Research|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|