On Thu, January 4, 2007 14:41, Sven Schreiber wrote:
[how do I subscribe to gretl-devel?]
> About data size: no offense taken, sure, but I'd like you to
> with big datasets. In my experience, gretl is actually very efficient. I've
> handled datasets with hundreds of thousands of observations much better than
> in other packages.
Right, but I guess you wouldn't want to copy huge datasets back and
forth between different engines, binary or not. So then you would
probably use the external engine exclusively w/o a gretl interface.
Yes, with an emphasis on "probably", with all the implications.
So I think there are use cases for reading files within functions
the one I'm currently interested in.
You know what? I'm starting to think that the whole issue could by nicely
bypassed if matrices could be stored in a gdt file. Then, all you'd need on
the gretl side would be an "append" command. Granted, this shifts some of the
burden on the external app, as it would need to create gdt files.
Allin? Have you woken up? :-)
Riccardo (Jack) Lucchetti
Dipartimento di Economia
Facoltà di Economia "G. Fuà"