gretl 1.9.7 has an undocumented featurette that some people may wish
to play with. I think it responds to a request made by Sven some
If you hit ctrl-v in the gretl main window, gretl checks to see if
there is something available as text from the clipboard. If so, it
pops up a dialog asking if you'd like to try pasting data (with the
choice of overwriting or appending, if there's a dataset in place).
If you choose "OK", the text from the clipboard is written to a
temporary file and gretl tries to open/append it as "CSV". (It
doesn't actually have to be comma-separated, gretl is fairly smart
at guessing the delimiter.)
So far I have only tested this on Linux, with data copied from
gnumeric and OpenOffice.org
-- and that worked fine. I'd be
interested to hear if it works on other platforms; in particular,
does it handle data copied from Excel on Windows?
Note that for success, the material copied to the clipboard should
respect the requirements for spreadsheet data importation via file
as set out in the User's Guide.
Contest with a prize of a free copy of the latest gretl release: if
this works, where should it go in the gretl menus (besides being
attached to ctrl-v)?