Crash when compacting hourly data
by Andreï | Андрей Викторович
Today I came across an error that crashes my latest (straight from the CVS)
compilation of gretl.
Consider the following sample file. I import it in the programme via
drag-and-dropping; it says that the data have been interpreted as
*undated*, and I choose “Yes” to set up the time series, and select the
“Hourly” option, but the command log looks suspicious:
# Log started 2014-12-25 01:07
# Record of session commands. Please note that this will
# likely require editing if it is to be run as a script.
24 1:01 --time-series
So the last line seems severely truncated from the beginning. OK, let's try
to compact the data via “Data” — “Compact data”. Wham! Crash. When I run
gretl GUI from the command prompt (just to witness the crash and warning
messages), it says “Segmentation fault”. Originally, I had used a larger
data file, but it crashes in the same manner, so the attachment is a
minimum working example.
I should be grateful if you looked at this issue... just after some decent
holiday vacation! Merry Christmas and a happy Hew Year! To quote a great
econometrician (Wooldridge) on Christmas, “For example, since Christmas
always comes at the same time of year, we can expect retail prices to be,
on average, higher in months late in the year than in earlier months.”
Doing econometrics on Christmas night, what can be more glorious and swell?
Yours sincerely, | С уважением,
Andreï V. Kostyrka. | Андрей Викторович Костырка.