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Eric Zivot's
GAUSS Resources

Last updated: November 29, 2002

Aptech Systems

Learning GAUSS


The following information is taken the from the help files in the DOS version 3.2.13.

Gaussians Mailing List

There is an electronic mailing list for GAUSS users. This list is an excellent resource for GAUSS users. The following gives a description of the list:

Gaussians was created primarily for discussion of anything related to the GAUSS software package. Its goals is to bring GAUSS users together and provide them a forum for information exchange, and tips/experiences/frustration sharing etc. The remainder of this message contains:

1) instructions on how to post messages to the list
2) how to subscribe and unsubscribe
3) where to find archives of gauss software
4) where to find archives of this list
5) email addresses for Aptech

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The American University Economics Department archives GAUSS source code for public non-commerical use. At the moment it contains some good code for non-linear optimization, qualitative choice models, generalized method of moments estimation, and cointegration tests, along with a variety of other useful special purpose procedures. Since this is an archive of source code, useful general purpose utilites will often be available in specific applications. The code is located at the following URL: Gauss programs at American University

Anyone may submit source code by e-mailing it to The code should be extensively commented so that its purpose and strucure are readily discerned. The code must contain a clear statement of authorship. Existing copyrights and patents must be fully honored. In addition, attributions should be made in accord with academic standards. Any submission of code must include a header with the following information:

  • A claim to authorship and a date of last revision (e.g., Written by Jane Doe 7/15/94).
  • A statement that the code is written and submitted for public,non-commercial use.
  • A disclaimer stating that there are no performance guarantees.
  • A request for appropriate attribution should the code be used in a research project.
  • A precise citation of any grant support of the code development.

For more information about the archive write to


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GAUSS Programs on the Net

Third Party Applications

GAUSS-to-Matlab and Matlab-to GAUSS Conversion Utilities