Am 27.09.2017 um 22:57 schrieb Allin Cottrell:
I can see a case for a simple additional column, say
could have, for example, "n = 1200" for a cross-sectional dataset, "T =
96" for time-series, or "N = 20, T = 30" for a panel.
Here's a fairly simple rainy-day task for somebody: go through the
supplied data files (maybe in the first instance just the ones under the
"Gretl" tab) and compose a little text file on the same format as the
existing "descriptions" file, so for instance:
"abdata","N = 140, T = 9"
I think it should be possible to put together a hansl script for that.
I'll try (soon; everybody is welcome to beat me to it).
I'm aware that we _could_ read that info automatically from the
files, but in the interest of responsiveness I think I'd rather not
(gunzip and) parse a bunch of XML files on the user's accessing a tab in
the data browser -- though I suppose that might be worth the experiment
(how long does it really take?). Downside for me: I would have to code
I agree that it's enough as a one-time prepared meta info set at release
time, not on-the-fly.