Up till now, gretl has supported only three-stage least squares for
estimating systems of simultaneous equations. Now, in CVS and in
the win32 snapshot available from sourceforge, I have added support
for FIML and LIML (along with automatic testing of over-identifying
restrictions). I have also added the Hansen-Sargan test for
over-identifying restrictions, for 3SLS and SUR.
I'm looking for help in testing these new additions. I can
replicate the benchmark results for that workhorse, Klein's "Model
1", but I'm finding it hard to find other benchmarks to test
against. So if anyone has datasets on which they've estimated
equation systems using FIML or LIML with other programs, I'd be very
grateful if you could either:
* See if you can replicate the results using gretl, and let me know
what happens; or
* Send me a copy of the dataset and the output from the other
program, so I can try the replication.
Thanks very much for any assistance.
Department of Economics
Wake Forest University, NC
sorry again but I did not find any info on this issue in the standard
documentation. While playing around with gretl I tried the x-12-arima
analyses. It seems correctly installed since I can use it from the
shell (also I followed suggestions in a previous message in this list).
However, inside gretl I do get the x12arima pop-up but also an error
Where should I look in order to solve this problem? Is it concerned with
the .spc file needed with x12a? Or something else?
Hope not to bother the list too much today.
Angelo Secchi PGP Key ID:EA280337
Is it possible to compile Gretl-1.3.3 from the source in an amd64
environment? Or no way?
Angelo Secchi PGP Key ID:EA280337
On Fri, 4 Mar 2005, francesco manaresi wrote:
> Hi Allin,
> that new .dmg file does work!
> I've just typed sh gretl.sh and it runs, i opened data3-6 and it runs,
> OLS runs, the only (little) problem i've found is a pop-up window
> telling me
> Could not find/open font when opening font Vera, using default
OK, this is good news! Now that I know the supplied fonts work,
I'll switch to Luxi (supplied) rather than Vera for the default
graphing font. I'll make that change in the release of gretl 1.3.3.
In the meantime, you can probably fix this by editing .gretlosxrc in
your home folder. There should be a couple of lines
# PNG graph font
Png_font = Vera 8
Try changing the second line to
Png_font = Luxi Sans 8
(I'm not certain this will work without a change to libgd: if it
doesn't work, I'll investigate further.)
On Mon, 28 Feb 2005, francesco manaresi wrote:
> ** (gretl_x11:804): WARNING **: Cannot open font file for font
> Andale Mono 12
Thanks very much to Francesco and Saam for their perseverance with
gretl on Panther! Thanks very much also for the offer of a copy of
Panther. I would like to take this up, but I'm concerned about the
possibility of screwing up my wife's computer, to which I have
access only on suffrance! I tried updating to OS X 10.2.8 at one
point and the update failed: I was afraid I'd turned her imac into a
doorstop, but after some scary work at the mac console I managed to
However, I do have something to try. I notice that the font folder
included in the new gretl.dmg is showing up in the X font path OK.
That's encouraging. If you have the patience, I suggest trying the
following two changes:
1. In Gretl_Folder/bin, open gretl.sh in a text editor and add these
two lines, after the ones mentioning PANGO_RC_FILE:
(Also in this file, probably best set GDK_USE_XFT=1)
2. In your home folder (e.g., for me, /Users/allin), look for any
files whose names start with .gretl. If there are any other than
.gretlosxrc, delete them. In .gretlosxrc (which should be there)
Fixed_font = <whatever>
Fixed_font = Luxi Mono 12
App_font = <whatever>
App_font = Luxi Sans 12
These Luxi fonts are the free TrueType fonts supplied with the new
gretl.dmg. I'm hopeful that if these fonts are specified, they
might be found!
If this works, I can modify the gretl OS X package accordingly.