[R] Using Gauss with R

Peter Thomson peter at statsresearch.co.nz
Thu Apr 5 22:29:51 CEST 2001

Dear All,

I am a long time S user and now a convert to R. As part of my general work
in time series I occasionally assist groups of econometricians and others in
the finance fraternity.  In particular, that community has invested a large
amount of time and effort in writing specialised code in Gauss. I am
unfamiliar with Gauss (although I have used Matlab which is, I understand, a
comparable product) and I would be grateful for any help you might be able
to provide with the following query.

Can the Gauss engine be linked for use within R?  If so I would be grateful
for some further details and to learn of peoples' experiences.

Is the solution of using Gauss from R a sensible one or should the Gauss
applications be converted to R code?  (Unfortunately I suspect that the
econometricians will be hard to move from Gauss despite the attractions of
R, so this is probably not a starter.)

Many thanks for your help,


Peter Thomson   PhD, CStat, AStat
Statistics Research Associates Ltd
PO Box 12 649, Thorndon

Email:    peter at statsresearch.co.nz
Web:     www.statsresearch.co.nz
Phone:  +64 4 934-4753

r-help mailing list -- Read http://www.ci.tuwien.ac.at/~hornik/R/R-FAQ.html
Send "info", "help", or "[un]subscribe"
(in the "body", not the subject !)  To: r-help-request at stat.math.ethz.ch

More information about the R-help mailing list