(Looked this up but didn't see any message on the list about it).
When exiting, gretl offers to save a record of the session's commands for
reusing as a script, but it fails to record many commands such as filtering
series with Hodrick Prescott, o seasonal adjustments.
I have just created a page on the wiki that is supposed to be a list of all function packages that are available on the package server. ("List of available user-contributed function packages", under "Gretl Resources".)
(Right now I cannot get gretl to connect to the package server, probably because currently I'm sitting behind a proxy and the settings I entered seem to be wrong, so I haven't really started the list yet. I will get back to that when I have a less complicated internet connection again.)
As soon as the list reflects the status quo of public function packages my plan is to announce the page on the users list. Hopefully this will help to make the package approach more popular.
on a newly installed Ubuntu 9.10 (not upgraded, fresh install) I
couldn't get the cvs version to install/run. It compiled ok
(seemingly?), and 'sudo make install' also went fine -- well I saw some
libtool warnings in the terminal output, don't know whether that is normal.
But trying to run it (icon click or 'gretl' on cli) only gives the error
/usr/local/bin/gretl_x11: error while loading shared libraries:
libgretl-1.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
I tried with a fresh cvs checkout, but no go.
Then I installed the official 1.8.5 debs and gretl runs (haven't tested
anything econometric so far). It actually now says 1.8.5cvs built on Nov
16th, so it seems that the 1.8.5 released version that was installed
last didn't quite manage to supersede the previously intended cvs install?
I think gretl could use Granger causality tests (in a standard VAR
framework). Actually I am going to upload a function package "real soon
now" that does frequency-specific Granger causality tests (Breitung &
Candelon 2006 Journal of Econometrics).
I would be willing to also make a package for the simpler standard
Granger causality tests, but before I do so I would like to discuss
whether that's the way it should be done or if this deserves a built-in
feature. (Say, a menu entry in the VAR model window after the VAR was
Hello, Gretl developers.
Some time ago I asked about translation of the documentation and was
told that it is in files
"doc/commands/genr_funcs.xml" and "doc/commands/gretl_commands.xml".
I have tried to translate them with simple text-editor but it was not
very productive. Recently I've got some experience in translating
So my question is - does it seem to be a good idea to use
launchpad.net for translation of the gretls' documentation - or maybe
someone can suggest a better or more suitable for gretl-developers
tool. (I mean collaborative automated translation)
If so - as far as I understood there is a suitable way of translating
only .po files with launchpad - maybe there is a way to convert our
xmls into this format?
Best wishes, Ivan Sopov.
Dear Gretl developers,
I would like to make a suggestion: What do you think about create a
comparison chart between Gretl and other similar econometric software (e.g.
EViews) on Gretl's website? I think it could be something like that:
Software Var Ols Garch X12-Arima Windows Version Linux
Version Mac OS Version License
EViews yes yes yes yes yes
no no US$ X
Gretl yes yes yes yes yes
yes yes free
RATS yes yes yes yes yes
yes yes US$ X
I think this could be great to improve Gretl's divulgation.
Henrique C. de Andrade
Doutorando em Economia Aplicada
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul