This workshop will provide a quick start introduction to programming in Python and Julia for economists. Our target audience is economists with some experience with programming in Matlab, Stata or similar, who are curious about Python and Julia, and how they might be useful for research in quantitative economics. The workshop will run as part of the North American Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society.
Please register for the workshop through the conference registration system.
Although it’s not essential, we request that attendees at least attempt to install the necessary software prior to the workshop. Instructions are below. Troubleshooting and installation help will be available on the day.
To install Python we recommend installing the Python 3.5 version of the Anaconda Python distribution. Anaconda will be discussed during the workshop and, in essence, is an easy way to install a full scientific software stack and a good way to manage various Python packages.
To install Anaconda,
We recommend installing Julia from the Julia downloads page.
To test your Julia installation,
We will make use of the IJulia package, which will allow you to use Julia in Jupyter Notebooks. To install it, type the following at the Julia prompt.
Here are some links that should be useful during and after the workshop