I haven't done one of these in a while, but there's a new snapshot
Besides fixing various bugs this incorporates some significant new
code (not all of it very visible yet).
* Re-coding of "genr", which now allows more flexible treatment of
matrices in particular. Please see the User's Guide chapter on
* Addition of a preliminary version of Arellano-Bond dynamic panel
data estimation. See "help arbond" for details.
* New internal architecture for GARCH. Right now there should be
no visible changes (test, please!) but it gives us the scope to
add more GARCH variants with relative ease.
Department of Economics
Wake Forest University, NC
I installed gretl 1.6.0 for OS X on my Mac (version 10.4.8) using the
disk image gretl-1.6.0.dmg. When I click open gretl, I get a terminal
window with the following information:
Last login: Thu Oct 5 09:46:16 on ttyp1
Welcome to Darwin!
users-computer:~ Andy$ /Applications/Gretl_Folder/gretl; exit
Then, I get a separate dialog box with a statement, "Press Run to run
this script, or Quit to quit." However gretl does not respond to
pressing either the "Quit" or "Run" buttons. I cannot proceed from
What should I do???
Hi, with gretl built today from cvs I can't get the post-estimation
access to internal variables from *Systems* (VAR, VECM) to work via the
gui. (Well, actually this is the first time I'm trying, don't know about
It works if I do everything including estimation via console, but not if
I estimate via gui first, and then try various access methods (console
command, via menu in main window).
Also, in the documentation it says that in every model window there
should be some menu item to access those internal variables. But that
only seems to apply to single-equation stuff, right? If so, maybe it
should be clarified.
I unistalled both Tramo and x12a via Add/Remove programs and then
reinstalled them at their default directory.
Although it appears that I may use x12 as an option in Model>Time
Series>ARIMA, both x12 and tramo remain greyed out in the Variable menu.
I was pretty sure it was not a stale Windows registry issue because I
had just installed the new gretl and x12/tramo on a brand new laptop.
BTW a new laptop without gretl is only half the fun!
>> The new version of gretl installs within Program Files and this
>> is great BUT tramo and x12 arima STILL install in the userdata
>> directory and DO NOT work with version 1.6.0.
> I have now tested this on Windows. As you say, the default
> install directory for X-12-ARIMA and TRAMO/SEATS is still
> c:\userdata, and this really ought to be updated in line with
> gretl itself.
> On the other hand, I had no problem running either program with
> current gretl. The classroom installation that I checked already
> had X-12-ARIMA installed in c:\userdata, and calling the program
> from gretl (which is in the current default location of c:\Program
> Files) worked OK. TRAMO was not installed on the machine in
> question. I downloaded ts_install.exe and ran it, accepting the
> default of installation in c:\userdata. Then I restarted gretl,
> and I could access TRAMO alright.
> I'm not sure, but this may be the issue: After switching the gretl
> installation to a different location, you may have to seek out the
> uninstallers for both x12a and Tramo, and uninstall then reinstall
> those programs. I suspect that some stale Windows registry
> entries are causing the problem.
> Allin Cottrell
The new version of gretl installs within Program Files and this is great
BUT tramo and x12 arima STILL install in the userdata directory and DO
NOT work with version 1.6.0.
Having uninstalled and erased previous versions of gretl, I do not know
exactly where tramo and x12arima folders need to be put (inside Program
Files\gretl) in order to work with gretl. I tried placing them in the
gretl directory BUT they do not appear to be recognized by gretl
(related menu options are greyed out).
Allin can you please correct the installation downloads of tramo and
x12arima so that they install in their proper place?
In the meantime, would you be kind enough to remind me where exactly
they should be placed so that gretl sees them?
Best from rainy Athens, Greece.
University of Piraeus
After upgrading gcc to 4.1.1 I'm having problems in compiling gretl on
my amd64 machine. Here the error
gcc -c -g -O2 -I.. -I../gui2 -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I../lib/src -I/usr/include/gtk-2.0 -I/usr/lib64/gtk-2.0/include -I/usr/include/atk-1.0 -I/usr/include/cairo -I/usr/include/pango-1.0 -I/usr/include/glib-2.0 -I/usr/lib64/glib-2.0/include -I/usr/include/libxml2 -I../plugin -I/usr/include/glib-2.0 -I/usr/lib64/glib-2.0/include -I../plugin/zipunzip -I/usr/include/glib-2.0 -I/usr/lib64/glib-2.0/include -I. -DUSE_GMP gretlzip.c -fPIC -DPIC -o .libs/gretlzip.o
gretlzip.c:30:22: error: zipunzip.h: No such file or directory
gretlzip.c: In function 'gretl_make_zipfile':
gretlzip.c:46: error: 'ZIP_RECURSE_DIRS' undeclared (first use in this function)
gretlzip.c:46: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
gretlzip.c:46: error: for each function it appears in.)
gretlzip.c: In function 'gretl_is_zipfile':
gretlzip.c:52: error: 'zipinfo' undeclared (first use in this function)
gretlzip.c:52: error: 'zinfo' undeclared (first use in this function)
make: *** [gretlzip.lo] Error 1
make: Leaving directory `/usr/local/gretl/plugin'
make: *** [plugin] Error 2
Did I miss anything?
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