On Wed, 9 Nov 2011, ahmadou dicko wrote:
This is my first post in this list, and i'm very grateful for those
working on this wonderful project so far, gretl is very great. I
(already started) would like to promote the use of this software in my
school in Senegal.
But I'm also a R user and one thing Gretl lack is a complete emacs mode
like the ESS R-mode, with the gretlcli console as inferior-process, i'm
aware of the gretl-mode (which is great) but as far as I know it's not
interactive, for example you can't send line or block of code to an
inferior process...such mode can be great to learn hansl.
My elisp skill is not good enough to write a comint-mode, i started one
based on Octave-mode el file but it doesn't work.
I want to know if it's possible to create such mode using the gretcli or
if there are other possibilities ?
Any advice, hint, help or documentation on how to create such mode will
be greatly appreciated
I use ubuntu 11.10, gretl 1.96 and emacs 23.3
Hi Ahmadou, welcome to the gretl community.
A good thing that gretl has and R doesn't have (no, not even the Windows
version) is a nice graphical interface for scripting, so IMO an ESS mode
is not as important as for R.
However, having said that, who doesn't love emacs? It'd be just great to
have an ESS submode for gretl. Like you, I tried to get some work done in
the past, but my elisp skills are pathetic.
Perhaps we could get in touch with the ESS people
) and see if they're
interested in creating a gretl interface. After all, they already support
Stata and SAS. Of course, we may offer all the assistence they need.
What do you think?
Riccardo (Jack) Lucchetti
Dipartimento di Economia
Università Politecnica delle Marche