Monday, February 09, 2009

Open-Source Econometrics Teaching

Following on from the posts about the MIT opencourseware teaching materials, Michael Creel has initiated a project (details available here) to develop a document for teaching graduate econometrics that is "open source", specifically, licensed as GNU GPL. "Anyone can access the document in editable form, and can modify it, as long as they make their modifications available. This allows for personalization, as well as a simple way to make contributions and error corrections. The hope is that people preparing to teach econometrics for the first time might find it useful, and eventually be motivated to contribute back to the project." The document is written using the LyX word processor, which can be thought of as a very user-friendly version of LaTeX.

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