I agree it would be very convenient, and also the existence of a function to extract the content of any particular cell in the spreadsheet so to ubicate it wherever needed (as label, name or value...). That could then be included in a loop of Hansl, vgr.
I've visited the program for Gnumeric you said, finally I think I will stick to making a macro in libreoffice to prepare the data for gretl, as it is a more general solution, you can do lots of things in the data with macros.
Sent: Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 10:55 AM
From: "Riccardo (Jack) Lucchetti" <r.lucchetti@univpm.it>
To: "Gretl development" <gretl-devel@gretlml.univpm.it>
Subject: [Gretl-devel] Re: New feature
On Sun, 26 May 2019, Allin Cottrell wrote:

> Daniel might want to consider batch conversion of Excel or ODS
> files to CSV using soffice or gnumeric. Then gretl's text
> processing facilities could be brought to bear on data files
> that contain descriptive labels as well as series names.

Yes. I've found the "ssconvert" utility from gnumeric very fast and

Having said this, it would be nice to have a few more options to the open
command, such as the possibility of skipping some initial lines, or
designating a certain line as the one containing labels, and so on.

Riccardo (Jack) Lucchetti
Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali (DiSES)

Università Politecnica delle Marche
(formerly known as Università di Ancona)

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