[R-pkgs] Version 1.4.7 of package vars

Matthieu Stigler matthieu.stigler at gmail.com
Tue Mar 2 09:45:56 CET 2010

Dear useRs,

The package vars, implementing multivariate time series models VAR and 
VECM, has been updated to version 1.4.7

The new changes are:

-the compatibility with the sandwich/lmtest package, which allows to use 
heteroskedasticity consistent (HC) covariance estimators, to do 
inference on the parameters taking into account heteroskedasticity of 
unknown form.

-Implementation of a heteroskedasticity robust Granger causality test 
with HC covariance and/or a wild bootstrap

va<-VAR(Canada, p=2)
coeftest(va, vcov.=vcovHC)
causality(va, vcov.=vcovHC, boot=TRUE)


Matthieu Stigler

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