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

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