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Is there a book along these criteria?

  • introductory
  • discuss both theory and writing program
  • focus on social science (economics / politics / sociology)

There are bunch of tutorials on the Internet, but journal articles tend not to have code, and a lot of work is not relevant to social science. Thus I think I'll get better recommendation from Econs SE.

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  • $\begingroup$ Do yo mean "numerical anaylsis" on Matlab, Mathematica etc. for writing program ? $\endgroup$ – optimal control Jul 24 '15 at 19:52
  • $\begingroup$ The most common language I've seen mentioned is NetLogo, with Python / Java / Matlab coming in second (for people who really dislike NetLogo as a programming language) $\endgroup$ – Heisenberg Jul 24 '15 at 19:54
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Another book that comes to mind (in keeping with the 1 book per answer guideline) is the Quant-Econ book that is being put together by Tom Sargent and John Stachurski. This book is a little more geared towards programming than John's Economic Dynamics book and can be found (for free) online at http://quant-econ.net/.

All of the book's code is on github and I think it provides a pretty strong introduction to the two programming languages that it uses (Python and Julia).

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One book that comes to mind is "Economic Dynamics" by John Stachurski found here.

This book discusses programming methods that are applied to economics. All of its accompanying code is kept on this github repository.

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