Am 19.06.2015 um 10:57 schrieb Allin Cottrell:
On Fri, 19 Jun 2015, Sven Schreiber wrote:
> I just noticed that when I try to execute a package ("gears" button) and
> no dataset is in place, the sample script is opened instead. From the
> point of view of gretl it's perhaps understandable, but I was quite
> confused even with all my gretl experience. Presenting an example is
> nowhere near the definition of execution IMHO. I'd prefer a message like
> "this package needs a dataset in place".
The behavior of opening the sample script in response to "Execute" when
a package requires data that are not in place is relatively new; we used
to present the message you mention. Perhaps we should present a dialog
that contains that message but offers the option of opening the sample
Personally I think that would be good, yes.
As for packages that don't have a data requirement -- or whose data
requirement is met -- "Execute" does open the package's execution
interface, not the sample script.
Hm, this morning instead of the execution interface I got a choice
dialog asking me whether I want to call a function or see a sample script...