Am 10.04.2023 23:42 schrieb Riccardo (Jack) Lucchetti:
On Sun, 9 Apr 2023, Sven Schreiber wrote:
> Am 09.04.2023 um 10:54 schrieb Artur T.:
>> Hi all,
>> I stumbled probably over some bug when joining a series.
>> When appending a gdt-dataset, the description of a series gets
>> shipped. However, when joining a series, this meta-information gets
> Confirmed - I guess this oversight happened because first 'join' only
> worked with csv files and only later was extended to accept gdt files
> as well.
I'd hesitate to call this a bug. The "join" command is supposed to be
a fairly general method for structured data import, and as such it has
no provision for metadata import.
I would not expect it to ship metadata from 3rd party programmes but at
least from gretl data files (as you say below).
OTOH, in the special case when the outer file is gdt, I think this
could be provided quite safely.
And also the gdtb file type, right?