Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Installing the SFC Models Python Package

sfc_models package at https://pypi.python.org/pypi/sfc_models

The Stock-Flow Consistent modelling package I have developed is now available in the Python Package Index (PyPi) as "sfc_models". It is now straightforward to install (you can use pip install sfc_models). I discuss installation options below.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Source Control, Git and GitHub

I am distributing my code via the web site GitHub. Although you could just download the latest version (or particular version) as a zip file, the best method is to download it using the Git source control system (open source -- free!). This makes it much easier to incorporate additions to my libraries, which will be growing rapidly.

This article explains some of the high-level concepts behind using GitHub and source control.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Hello World!

This is a new site where I can share the technical details of code that I will be releasing as open source projects. I have already published books on economic analysis, and I will eventually be developing models and simple fixed income pricers that I will releasing. I may also discuss some programming diversions.

Planned projects include:

  • Simple fixed income pricing, for explaining fixed income markets to non-specialists  https://github.com/brianr747/SimplePricers
  • Python stock-flow consistent economic models.
  • R programs used to generate figures and do statistical analysis.

And for something completely different,

  • A 4X turn-based strategy game implemented in Python and PyGame. (Simple4Xpygame on GitHub.)