Cornell, Linso complete Training on Statistical Software Packages
Ms. Sittie Asmalia D. Cornell, Statistical Specialist II; and Ms. Farhana Jane S. Linso, Statistical Analyst of PSA-ARMM, completed the Training on Statistical Software Packages conducted by the Macroeconomic Accounts Service (MAS) of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), with Mr. Manual Leonard F. Albis, Assistant Professor 3 of the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman, as the Resource Person, last September 26 to 28, 2018 at Tiara Oriental Hotel, Makati City.
Mr. Albis introduced to the participants the basic concepts and functions of Stata and EViews which are among the statistical tools commonly used by statisticians. Stata, which is a command-driven statistical package for statistical analyses, data management and graphic presentations; is a strong software for data management. On the other hand, EViews, which provides sophisticated data analysis, regression, and forecasting tools on Windows-based computers, is mostly used in time series data.
The resource person provided various workshops and exercises for an actual software experience of the participants. During the last part of the training, the participants were randomly grouped and were tasked to manage time series data using Stata, and impute and forecast missing data using EViews. Actual data on the Gross National Income (GNI), Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and other national accounts were used during the workshops.