On Mon, 24 Sep 2018, Sven Schreiber wrote:
in ch. 20 it says: "(See Chapter 9 for details on
unitdum)." but there is
nothing there in ch. 9. This is the concrete buglet there.
More generally, the purpose of the (short) ch. 9 isn't very clear to me -- I
guess this is due to historical developments. It says it deals with "special
functions" and "some of the finer points".
Yep, it's a legacy thing.
But the following function explanations relating to lrvar() or cdf()
nothing to do with genr. (Apart from the fact that in some sense everything
in gretl may have to do with genr.) They are just that: some special
functions like many others who don't appear there.
I guess it would be useful to collect the idiosyncratic genr stuff in ch. 9
which represents the legacy:
- genr time (or genr index)
- genr unitdum
- genr timedum
- genr dummy
And move other stuff outside of ch. 9.
Well, that would leave chapter 9 as about one paragraph! I'm happy
to accept any suggestions for redistributing the useful material in
the present ch 9, after which we could cut it out.
As for the actual "genr" specials, I think the "genr" entry in the
Command Reference would be the right place for them. But that too
wants some re-working in the light of the last decade's development
of gretl. I mean something along the lines of "Look, this is legacy
stuff, but just in case you want it, or come across it...".