QuantEcon is an interesting site from some high profile economists advocating for open-source tools for quantitative economic analysis. The organization describes itself on their website as follows:
QuantEcon is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving economic modeling by enhancing computational tools for economists. Our activities include
- developing and facilitating the development of open source software for economic modeling, and
- building open, collaborative platforms for sharing, discussing and documenting open source software
Development is centered on open source scientific computing environments such as Python, R and Julia.
Creating quantitative tools for others to use is something that I also support through my work at the Innovation and Value Initiative’s Open-Source Value Project (OSVP).