On Wed, 3 Mar 2010, Henrique Andrade wrote:
I would like to suggest some improvements to the "gretl plot
I've now addressed some of these points in CVS.
(1) On the "X-axis" tab I think it would be better if we
dates (e.g. 2010:3) instead of numbers in the minimum and
maximum fields when the option "manual range" is selected.
This is for time-series plots? I think we're better with what we
have. If you want to adjust the date range for the plot you can
set the sample. The current x-axis adjustment lets you fine-tune
the amount of extra space to the left and right of the data (by
default gretl leaves a little "elbow room" but this might be to
everyone's taste). Setting the x-range by date would be too coarse
for that in most cases.
(2) On the "Main" tab I think it would be nice if we could
different font size for the Title of plot.
I don't think this has a very favorable cost-benefit ratio. If
you're going for publication quality it's best to leave the plot
untitled and let LaTeX (or word processor) handle the caption.
(3) Include the option "Reference grid" in the GUI
commands: set grid, set grid front, set grid back).
There's now a grid button in the plot editor. But if you want the
grid on top of the data, you'd have to do that manually,
(4) Include the option "Insert shaded area" in the GUI.
We now have something along these lines, for annual, quarterly and
monthly time series plots. It's implemented via a plain text file
that defines start and stop dates for the shaded bars. CVS and the
snapshots contain a sample file that lets you add NBER recession
bars, and you can write your own file on the same pattern.