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"Most of the book is written as if you were seated in front of an EViews computer session and you and I were having a conversation. Reading the book while running EViews is certainly recommended, but it’ll also work just fine to read—pretending EViews is running—while you’re actually plunked down in your favorite arm chair."

       --EViews Illustrated

EViews Illustrated

EViews is a state of the art program featuring an easy-to-learn, user-friendly interface. EViews is so easy to use that most users can jump right in and work productively, immediately performing tasks ranging from data manipulation, to statistical and econometric analysis, to complex multivariate simulation, to construction of presentation graphs and tables.

Still, wouldn't it be great if there were a "where to begin" guide filled with examples and step-by-step instructions to help both new and experienced users harness the full power of EViews?

Now there is…

EViews Illustrated is a primer to the EViews program, filled with examples, step-by-step instructions, and screen-shot images. Written by Richard Startz, professor of Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and long-time EViews user, EViews Illustrated offers a step-by-step guide to the EViews program, walking you through each step from launching the program, to importing existing data and transforming the data, to data analysis, to regression estimation, forecasting, and much more.

Packed with useful discussion, hints, and tips, EViews Illustrated is sure to satisfy EViews users at every level of experience.

You may download the full version of EViews Illustrated in PDF form here:

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Chapter 1 A Quick Walk Through
  • Workfile: The Basic EViews Document
  • Viewing an Individual Series
  • Looking at Different Samples
  • Generating a New Series
  • Looking at a Pair of Series Together
  • Estimating Your First Regression in EViews
  • Saving Your Work
  • Forecasting
  • What's Ahead
Chapter 2 EViews-Meet Data
  • The Structure of Data and the Structure of a Workfile
  • Creating a New Workfile
  • Deconstructing the Workfile
  • Time to Type
  • Identity Noncrisis
  • Dated Series
  • The Import Business
  • Adding Data To An Existing Workfile--Or, Being Rectangular Doesn't Mean Being Inflexible
  • Among the Missing
  • Quick Review
  • Appendix: Having A Good Time With Your Date
Chapter 3 Getting the Most From Least Squares
  • A First Regression
  • The Really Important Regression Results
  • The Pretty Important (But Not So Important as the Last Section's) Regression Results
  • A Multiple Regression Is Simple Too
  • Hypothesis Testing
  • Representing
  • What's Left After You've Gotten the Most Out of Least Squares
  • Quick Review
Chapter 4 Data-The Transformational Experience
  • Your Basic Elementary Algebra
  • Simple Sample Says
  • Data Types Plain and Fancy
  • Numbers and Letters
  • Can We Have A Date?
  • What Are Your Values?
  • Relative Exotica
  • Quick Review
Chapter 5 Picture This!
  • A Simple Soup-To-Nuts Graphing Example
  • A Graphic Description of the Creative Process
  • Picture One Series
  • Group Graphics
  • Let's Look At This From Another Angle
  • To Summarize
  • Categorical Graphs
  • Togetherness of the Second Sort
  • Quick Review and Look Ahead
Chapter 6 Intimacy With Graphic Objects
  • To Freeze Or Not To Freeze Redux
  • A Touch of Text
  • Shady Areas and No-Worry Lines
  • Templates for Success
  • Your Data Another Sorta Way
  • Give A Graph A Fair Break
  • Options, Options, Options
  • The Impact of Globalization on Intimate Graphic Activity
  • Quick Review?
Chapter 7 Look at Your Data
  • Sorting Things Out
  • Describing Series-Just The Facts Please
  • Describing Series-Picturing the Distribution
  • Tests On Series
  • Describing Groups-Just the Facts-Putting It Together
Chapter 8 Forecasting
  • Just Push the Button
  • Theory of Forecasting
  • Dynamic Versus Static Forecasting
  • Sample Forecast Samples
  • Facing the Unknown
  • Forecast Evaluation
  • Forecasting Beneath the Surface
  • Quick Review-Forecasting
Chapter 9 Page After Page
  • Pages Are Easy To Reach
  • Creating New Pages
  • Renaming, Deleting, and Saving Pages
  • Multi-Page Workfiles-The Most Basic Motivation
  • Multiple Frequencies-Multiple Pages
  • Links-The Live Connection
  • Unlinking
  • Have A Match?
  • Matching When The Identifiers Are Really Different
  • Contracted Data
  • Expanded Data
  • Having Contractions
  • Two Hints and A GotchYa
  • Quick Review
Chapter 10 Prelude to Panel and Pool
  • Pooled or Paneled Population
  • Nuances
  • So What Are the Benefits of Using Pools and Panels?
  • Quick (P)review
Chapter 11 Panel-What's My Line?
  • What's So Nifty About Panel Data?
  • Setting Up Panel Data
  • Panel Estimation
  • Pretty Panel Pictures
  • More Panel Estimation Techniques
  • One Dimensional Two-Dimensional Panels
  • Fixed Effects With and Without the Social Contrivance of Panel Structure
  • Quick Review-Panel
Chapter 12 Everyone Into the Pool
  • Getting Your Feet Wet
  • Playing in the Pool-Data
  • Getting Out of the Pool
  • More Pool Estimation
  • Getting Data In and Out of the Pool
  • Quick Review-Pools
Chapter 13 Serial Correlation-Friend or Foe?
  • Visual Checks
  • Testing for Serial Correlation
  • More General Patterns of Serial Correlation
  • Correcting for Serial Correlation
  • Forecasting
  • ARMA and ARIMA Models
  • Quick Review
Chapter 14 A Taste of Advanced Estimation
  • Weighted Least Squares
  • Heteroskedasticity
  • Nonlinear Least Squares
  • 2SLS
  • Generalized Method of Moments
  • Limited Dependent Variables
  • ARCH, etc.
  • Maximum Likelihood-Rolling Your Own
  • System Estimation
  • Vector Autoregressions-VAR
  • Quick Review?
Chapter 15 Super Models
  • Your First Homework-Bam, Taken Up A Notch!
  • Looking At Model Solutions
  • More Model Information
  • Your Second Homework
  • Simulating VARs
  • Rich Super Models
  • Quick Review
Chapter 16 Get with the Program
  • I Want To Do It Over and Over Again
  • You Want To Have An Argument
  • Program Variables
  • Loopy
  • Other Program Controls
  • A Rolling Example
  • Quick Review
  • Appendix: Sample Programs
Chapter 17 Odds and Ends
  • How Much Data Can EViews Handle?
  • How Long Does It Take To Compute An Estimate?
  • Freeze!
  • A Comment On Tables
  • Saving Tables and Almost Tables
  • Unsubtle Redirection
  • Objects and Commands
  • Workfile Backups
  • Updates-A Small Thing
  • Updates-A Big Thing
  • Ready To Take A Break?
  • Help!
  • Odd Ending
Chapter 18 Optional Endings
  • Required Options
  • Option-al Recommendations
  • More Detailed Options
  • File Locations
  • Window and Font Options
  • Dates & Frequency Conversion
  • Workfile Storage Defaults
  • Estimation Defaults
  • Graphics Defaults
  • Spreadsheet Defaults
  • Alpha Truncation
  • Quick Review