Today, I did an oral quiz to my econometrics students (about 50 of
them) by asking to perform a randomly selected task using gretl. This
took a couple of hours and went pretty well but I also had a small
feedback regarding the GUI behavior:
I noticed that clearing the data set or opening or creating a new data
or a session properly closes all the existing windows, which is nice.
The various statistical tables, distribution graphs etc windows in the
tools menu, however, remain open. I understand that these are not to
do with the data but still I think it would be a bit better if those
are closed also, with the expectation that the user is probably
wanting to starting a fresh analysis so everything should go to the
initial case where there is only the gretl main window.
I don't know if there is a case for keeping these particular windows
open but if everyone is indifferent, IMHO closing all windows in such
cases works just a bit better.
“Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far
more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting
moment.” - Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)