On Tue, 1 Dec 2009, Talha Yalta wrote:
I do appreciate the new window management functionality in the
CVS and would like to offer my two cents on this issue:
I welcome the new windows menu and I also agree that it is not
as useful and intuitive even as a sub menu. Moreover, I think we
are getting close to a point where we have too many menus and
In CVS I have made the window-list menu available in various ways:
1) Under /View/Windows
2) In most gretl windows, via Alt-w. If that keybinding collides
with something important to people, please let me know.
3) For (most?) windows with a toolbar at the top, via a new
"compass" icon button. If anyone can find or produce a better
compass icon (or other suitable icon for the job) at 16x16 pixels,
please do so!
If I am not mistaken, about three years ago we've had a
regarding a reorganization of the gretl menus, which resulted in a
much improved user interface. Since gretl keeps getting more and more
functionality and new menu items, this may be a good time to do this
again. As a result:
1)- I support Allin's proposal to merge "Data", "View" and
Hmm, I did float that idea, but I'm not sure how to do it.
2)- I humbly suggest that we
a)- move the "Seed for random numbers" and the "Set missing
value code" menu items to the preferences window,
I don't think of these as "preferences". I think of preferences
as relatively settled matters that you'd not want to change much.
I think of the random seed as a tool, and the missing values code
b)- remove the second "Define new variable..." item in
Variable menu. We already have this in the Add menu and it fits there
Yeah, but defining a new variable is such a common task that I
don't think it hurts to have it in both places.
3)- One problem I am having while working with multiple windows is
that various gretl windows have the same title, which results in
ANOVA, confidence ellipse, normality test etc. windows from different
models getting mixed up. IMHO it would be much better if the different
windows originating from different models had the name of the original
model in their respective titles. That is, instead of having "gretl:
ANOVA" for all ANOVA windows, we would have something like "gretl:
ANOVA (Model 8)."
Yes, that's probably worth doing.