# Bayesian Macroeconometrics using R

*2020-11-26*

# Chapter 1 Preface

Multivariate Time-Series methods are an important part of the toolkit of modern macroeconomists.

The aim of this book is to enable the reader to implement their own time-series methods in a language like R and as such it strive to bridge the gap between more theory-minded books such as () and books such as () that are more concerned in showing the reader how to use already existing R-Packages. Given the aims of the book I have to make prerequisites on the knowledge of the reader. First, this book is *not* an introduction to R, hence the reader needs to have some basic knowledge of R. This includes basic mathematical operations and some knowledge of object-orientated programming in R, especially with S3-classes. Classes and objects for handling time series in R will be discussed in this book.