I have taken a look at gretl 1.2.9 and first of all, I must say that I have
been playing with the new features (specially "linear restriction" tests) and
all seems to work well.
But I have also been checking some other features, and I detected a bug in
graphics. As you already know we may put three labels
into an already displayed graphic through the "graphic controller" of gretl
(right-clicking on the graph, selecting "edit"). This is working quite well
when I ask for a graphic of a defined variable, but if I run an OLS
regression and, from the menu of the model window, I select
"graphics-residual graphic vs time" I cannot put a label on this graph.
I run gretl from a console and when I click on the little mouse in the labels
dialog box, I obtain the error
"Couldn't get coordinates"
If I put manually two coordinates in the box, this is also not working,
nothing happens when I click on "apply". After two or three tries, gretl
Remember I am running gretl installed trhough the "generic" rpm over Linux
Dpto. de Economía Aplicada III (Econometría y Estadística)
I am a gretl newbie, I run into some problems already at the beginning.
After having read the INSTALL file I checked whether I have every required
dependecies, but during the ./configure the script doesn't find the
libpng.pc file (and its directory).
I've tried to search it by hand, but even I could not find it. In YAST I
run a search on it. No results.
Could someone help me? I use a SuSE 9.0
Hi Allin and friends, I've just discovered Quantian, a
quantitative-oriented GNU/Linux live distribution based on Knoppix,
maintained by Dirk Eddelbuettel (who incidentally is the Debian
maintainer of gretl :-)
It's available at:
I think it's very useful (amongst other things) as a tool for gretl (and
other free software) advocacy, especially in our Windows-oriented
universities; I can't believe there are so many researchers who just
don't know anything about GNU/Linux or free software here in Italy... :-(
I'll just put it into their cdrom drive and show'em what free software
I wonder if there are other "live" (no need to install) distributions
that include gretl...
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Apologies to those of you who get duplicates of this message, but I
wanted to broadcast this news as widely as possible.
I'm working towards gretl-1.2.8, which will have many bug fixes
and a few new features. In the meantime a couple of issues have come
up which gretl users may wish to know about, and which you can fix
yourselves: change in the IP address of the gretl database server, and
a bug that affects gretl versions 1.2.6 and 1.2.7 on Windows.
1. Database server: the new IP address is 22.214.171.124. You can
change this under File, Preferences, General, Database. In gretl
1.2.8 the hostname will be stored rather than the IP address, so this
should not be an issue in case of any future changes.
2. Windows bug: Versions 1.2.6 and 1.2.7 failed to create a "user"
directory at install time (people who previously installed older
versions would already have a user directory, and so would be OK).
This gives rise to various problems including failure of graphing
commands. To fix this:
(a) Create a directory called "user" under the gretl installation
directory. For example if gretl is in c:\userdata\gretl, the
directory or folder to create is c:\userdata\gretl\user .
(b) Download gretl_install.exe again from sourceforge -- I have
replaced the original with a fixed version, a "pre" version of 1.2.8.
If you do this you should run the uninstall program that comes with
gretl first, *then* run the new installer.
Department of Economics
Wake Forest University, NC