On Fri, 6 Feb 2009, Talha Yalta wrote:
I would be lying if I said I am not surprised with the lack of
response followed by Allin's response on this matter...
Another potential project occurs to me. That is, the gretl
database server is a reasonably small and self-contained CGI
program, written in C, that accepts queries passed by a web server
and outputs information about the gretl databases present on the
Depending on the query, the output is either HTML for display in a
browser, or plain text information for formatting and display
within gretl, or a gzipped database for downloading.
Anyone with basic competence in C could examine the whole program
an see what's going on fairly quickly.
Project: enhance this program in various ways:
* Audit its security and make it proof against DoS, etc.
* Include search functionality so that one could, for instance,
find all gretl databases that include a CPI measure, or find
databases that contain UK data, or whatever.
* With the help of the Document Type Definition for gretl function
packages, produce a nice searchable front-end for the function
packages on the server. So you could go to a certain web page and
examine the available packages in various dimensions (by author,
by keyword, etc.)