Introducing our Excel Add-in

We are pleased to announce the launch of EconData’s Excel Add-in. The application allows the users of EconData to seamlessly integrate up-to-date South African economic data into their Excel workflows. It also provides convenient transformations of the data such as: aggregation to lower frequencies, and the calculation of growth rates. In order to install the… Continue reading Introducing our Excel Add-in

Introducing EconData

There is an ongoing movement that has seen an increase in the number of sources of online economic data, along with the adoption of (open-source) software engineering tools and practices in economic research. Two of the driving motivators of this trend are reproducibility and real-time analysis. The first is aided by (collaborative) version control software… Continue reading Introducing EconData

Learning to code in R 

Are you looking to dive into the exciting world of data analysis but have no prior experience with R? We’ve got you covered! Our beginner-friendly guide will take you step-by-step through the process of learning R programming. Discover the power of R for data handling, analysis, and visualization, even if you have never coded in… Continue reading Learning to code in R 

Making use of vintage data

Data vintages are necessary when assessing the real-time performance of data analytics. Whether this may be to back-test a model or to look at whether a historical decision was the correct one, having the information that was available at the time, is essential. EconData has been designed in order to make this kind of analysis… Continue reading Making use of vintage data

Automating a simple model

Apart from automating your charts, EconData makes it possible for you to automate your models. Model automation is usually not a trivial thing to do. But EconData’s functionality and its integration into R makes this easy. In this blog post, we illustrate how to create a naive automated forecasting model using EconData. The source code… Continue reading Automating a simple model