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Eviews - list of features to include

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:23 am
by tvonbrasch

Here is a list of features (in prioritised order) I hope you can add to the next version of Eviews:

1) Allow for exogenous variable to enter the cointegrating space in a VEC models, this has been on your to do list for five years see: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5340&p=26814#p26814 and viewtopic.php?f=29&t=11368&p=39922#p39922 , see also the excellent suggestions in the post viewtopic.php?f=8&t=18196

2) ARDL function: allow the user to impose restrictions on the long run cointegrating relationship (eg homogeneity restrictions), see

3) Stochastic simulation of model containing future values of endogenous variables, see User Manual II, page 756 or post:
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=15556&p=51947&hilit=dynare#p51947 (a minimum would be to make an addin that passes an Eviews model over to Matlab which is then solved by Dynare (see and where the results are automatically transferred back to Eviews)

4) Allow the endogenous variable in a model to enter more than once to the left hand side of the equality sign, see viewtopic.php?f=10&t=12959&p=47562#p47562. As it is now, one has to rewrite e.g., logit models to overcome this problem.

5) Improve the Eviews optimizer, see viewtopic.php?f=10&t=15917&p=53141#p53141.

6) Printing of Norwegian vowels in pdf documents, see viewtopic.php?f=3&t=16318&p=53378#p53378

7) Allow for importing data directly using API in Jason-Stat format. There are now plenty of organisations offering data freely using APIs, see e.g.,
- National Institute for Statistics of Italy<>,
- Statistics Norway<>,
- UK’s Office for National Statistics ... rvice/home,
- Statistics Sweden<>,
- Statistics Denmark<>,
- Statistics Greenland<>, S
- tatistics Finland<>,
- Instituto Galego de Estatística<>,
- Central Statistics Office of Ireland<>,
- United Nations Economic Commission for Europe<>,
- Eurostat<>

8) Allow Eviews to connect with https addresses, see forum post:

Keep up the great work, and thanks again for making the rgets addin (viewtopic.php?t=18338)

Re: Eviews - list of features to include

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:56 am
by tvonbrasch

regarding importing data directly through APIs in Jason-Stat format. Now there is an easy way to do this in EXCEL for data from e.g. Eurostat, see

Maybe this can inspire the Eviews team to build such import functionality into Eviews as well.....?