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Forum: micEcon split into miscTools, micEconAids, and micEcon

Posted by: Arne Henningsen
Date: 2009-12-28 21:16
Summary:micEcon split into miscTools, micEconAids, and micEcon
Project:micEcon: Microeconomic Analysis

The "micEcon" package has been split into three packages: miscTools, micEconAids, and micEcon.

a) miscTools (version 0.6-0) includes miscellaneous small tools and utilities that are not related to (micro)economics, e.g. colMedians(), rowMedians(), insertCol(), insertRow(), vecli(), symMatrix(), triang(), semidefiniteness(), compPlot(), and rSquared(). The miscTools package should depend on (almost) no other packages so that it can be used in other packages without increasing the recursive dependencies of these packages.

b) micEconAids (version 0.6-0) includes all functions and methods for demand analysis with the Almost Ideal Demand System (AIDS) of Deaton and Muellbauer (1980). Since these functions and methods comprised a large and rather specific "group" within the "old" micEcon package, it makes sense (IMHO) to separate them into a separate package.

c) micEcon (version 0.6-0) includes the remaining parts of the "old" micEcon package, e.g. for economic analysis with Cobb-Douglas functions, translog functions, quadratic functions, CES (constant elasticity of substitution) functions, SNQ (symmetric normalized quadratic = generalized McFadden) profit functions, or linearly homogeneous non-parametric functions.

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