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Informatica II


Course Objectives
The goal of this course is to introduce the students to computational tools and basic principles of programming. The course will be taught in English. At the end of the course they should be able to solve simple econometric, financial, or economic problems using data analysis and numerical methods. This course builds on the material presented in Matematica I and Matematica II, Statistica I and Informatica I including matrix calculus, function optimization, simulation, and solving nonlinear equations.


Course Description
The detailed contents are as follows:

1) The R language

2) Calculating: Operators

3) Efficient programming: Functions

4) Repeating and deciding: Flow control

5) Solving problems: Algorithms

6) Finding the best solution: Optimization

7) A world of models: Applications of linear algebra

8) Working with data: Frames

9) More than thousand words: Introduction to data visualization

10) All possibilities: Introduction to simulation

11) From A to Z: Writing an entire research report in R


Required Material

  • Slides and sample programs will be distributed on the iCorsi platform.



Gruber P.

Course director

Schneider P.

Course director

Additional information

Academic year
Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Specialised course, Financial economics, 2nd year
Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Specialised course, Quantitative methods, 2nd year
Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Elective course, Elective course, 2nd year