Zelig and Matching in R with an Application to Conflict and Leader Tenure

April 14, 2010
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(This article was first published on VCASMO - drewconway, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Andrew Little discusses two econometric packages developed by Gary King of Harvard, and how he has used them in his research at the August, 2009 NYC R Statistical Programming Meetup.

Zelig – a single, easy-to-use package that can estimate, help interpret, and present the results of a large range of statistical methods.

MatchIt – implements a wide range of sophisticated matching methods, making it possible to greatly reduce the dependence of causal inferences on hard-to-justify, but commonly made, statistical modeling assumptions.

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