By default gretl prints regression coefficients and standard errors
to 6 significant figures, and also by default the "summary" command
prints a large array of descriptive statistics -- too large to fit
all the stats for a given series on a single line -- using 5
Nothing wrong with that, but for presentation purposes one sometimes
wants to cut down on the number of figures (and/or statistics)
shown. And it's a bit of a pain to have to round numerical output
manually. There are now some mechanisms on place to make this
* For scripting use there's a new "set" variable, "gretl_digits".
This controls the number of significant figures in regression output
(including LaTeX and RTF), with a minimum of 3 and maximum of 6.
It also governs the figures shown by "summary", though in this case
we impose a maximum of 5.
* I've revised the output shown by "summary" with the --simple
option to include the median. With both mean and median shown one
can infer skewness (roughly), making the simple printout more
useable. In this case we now have a hard-wired precision of 4
significant digits (and each series fits on a single line).
* In the GUI, the right-click popup menu in the model window now has
a "Digits..." entry which lets you adjust the precision on the fly.
This also governs the precision used by Copy (as plain text, RTF
* Also in the GUI, the "Summary statistics" menu item (when multiple
series are selected) now offers the choice of "Main statistics"
(corresponding to the --simple option) or "Full statistics".
I've just build gretl from sources on a Ubuntu 16.04. When I try to
install gig addon, gretl shows a error:
<title>404 Not Found</title>
<h1>404 Not Found</h1>
The resource could not be found.<br /
Why?, while the other packages run well.
for those of you who do not regularly check the gretl homepage, the next
gretl conference is approching quickly. Ioannis Venetis (University of
Patras) and his team kindly offered to host the conference in Athens
(Greece), June 2nd/3rd of this year.
Please check out in particular http://www.gretlconference.org/ where you
find all the information. (Allin: Perhaps there could be a link from the
announcement on the gretl homepage to the conference page.)
I am also attaching the Call for Papers (which you can also download at
the above address) for further distribution, but note that the
conference webpage contains a little more information already.
Hope to see many of you in Athens!