gretl crashed once again, but for a different reason this time.
It seems that whenever I tried to do a search for files within GUI after “file->Open data->User file...” or “file->Session files->Open session…”, it crashes right after it showed a list of files.
I can’t remember a time when I did a search like this without gretl crashing.
I suspect it has something to do with my character encoding. Even though I use standard English, I have Chinese on my system also.
This is more like a FYI, and it is not urgent, as I know how to get around it easily.
Attached is the crash report if it helps.
I'm not using gretlcli that often and so this is a purely decadent
question: For a while now we have had syntax coloring in the gretl
console; is it easy to enable the same thing for gretlcli on the shell?
in the GUI it is easy to get a plot of estimated VAR residuals.
But it seems surprisingly difficult to do the same thing via scripting.
I can save the residuals by $uhat, but that gives me a matrix (not a
variable list), and converting the columns in that matrix to series
fails because of length mismatch.
I know I _could_ adjust the workfile sample to match the effective
sample of the VAR and then the conversion to series would work, but that
feels quite clumsy. (And have to reset the workfile sample afterwards.)
Any recommendations how to achieve that quick and easy?
This message is mostly relevant for those who like to use a current
gretl snapshot, or build gretl from the git sources -- and in
particular for anyone who's using the function packages cmatrix or
A big set of changes has just landed in git and snapshots, providing
native complex matrix support for gretl. The new functionality is
(A version of this will make its way into the Gretl User's Guide in
To the best of our knowledge these changes will not break anything
apart from the cmatrix and ghosts packages. Cmatrix will no longer be
needed, since the functionality it provided is now built in, and
there's a new version of ghosts (multivariate spectra) available that
uses the new complex apparatus. The prior version of ghosts (0.3) will
not be replaced in the main listing of packages until the next gretl
release, but you can install the update via the following command in
the gretl console:
pkg install \
Note that the update (version 1.0) requires git or a snapshot from
today (August 27) or later.
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either I overlook something or currently the behavior of the
"--contiguous" option of the "smpl" command has changed, as this is not
working using latest git on Ubuntu 19.04:
open denmark.gdt -q
LRM = NA # insert NA value
list L = LRM LRY
smpl L --contiguous # error
smpl --contiguous L # error