Dear all,

I revised getsymbols.gfn as Henrique suggested. And I uploaded the revised version. Thanks.
I don't have Win 7 so that I am not able to test. Under my winXP "/" or "\" both seem to work fine. I often use gretl in PlayonLinux (the wine environment) under my Ubuntu. Gretl also work great even with  getsymbols.gfn and R installed.


2015-09-25 2:42 GMT+08:00 Allin Cottrell <>:
On Thu, 24 Sep 2015, Henrique Andrade wrote:

Dear Gretl Team and  Yi-Nung,

I find a little problem with the getsymbols function (version 0.1). Taking
a look at line 50 of the function code we can see the following command
(The same command appear at line 6 of the sample script):

append "@dotdir/tmpM.csv"

That's nothing wrong with it when we are using Linux or OSX, but Windows
uses "\" and not "/". So I would like to suggest this fix:

Does the "/" really not work on Windows? I think it ought to; the OS is supposed to be able to handle forward slashes in filenames.

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