"(...) Here at the bank where I work we migrated from EViews to *GRETL*
last year and everyone had a very easy transition experience! (...)"
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Em 03/02/2012, às 19:00, Henrique Andrade <henrique.coelho(a)gmail.com>
Em 3 de fevereiro de 2012 Talha escreveu:
First, I apologize if I have offended anyone in my earlier posts. I
have tremendous respect for everyone in this list and I would never
intend to do such things.
Dear Talha, I think that discussions like that are usual when we are
working as a team. Specially when people are seriously committed
with the project - like us :-)
Since there is a high chance that some people will ask questions like
"Is gretl any better than Package X?" I wanted to pick your brain on
gretl's current standing in the _commercial_ competition. These people
are mostly familiar with Eviews, Stata, GAUSS, MATLAB, SAS, WinRATS
and mainly with Eviews and Stata. (I know some of these packages
should not be compared with gretl and I know the advantages of free
and open source software).
I appreciate any comments and suggestions.
I'm a Mac user (most of time) and a PC user. The main econometric
softwares I use are Gretl (Mac and PC versions) and RATS (Mac
version). Also, more eventually, I use EViews (only the GUI features)
and Ox (the console version).
Gretl is, by far, the most intuitive and user friendly. Here at the bank
where I work we migrated from EViews to Windows last year and
everyone had a very easy transition experience!
More specifically talking:
1. The script editor is better than any other I know (syntax colouring
and the help system);
2. The data opening is extremely better than RATS and Ox;
3. Hansl is much more elegant than the EViews command line