Dear Ricardo, 

I open the sav file without problem in Gretl. No accent, nor any other Spanish symbol in the variables. I also open the file, save it as a csv file and open it again in Gretl without problem. I also try to save a Gretl Session (no problem), but could not open it again. There it says "Could not open X.gdt file".


2016-10-06 14:16 GMT-03:00 Riccardo (Jack) Lucchetti <>:
On Thu, 6 Oct 2016, Leandro Zipitria wrote:

Dear all,

I have just save a database (attached) in Gretl native format (gdt). When
trying to open it again, the program say "Could not open ... file". Please
find attached the file.
I am working under Fedora Linux, using Gretl 2016c. I open the original
database, save it as a gdt file and try to open it again and find the same

Apparently, the value labels for your variables "Area_A" and "P36" contain a few non-UTF8 characters.

Since it looks as if you imported these data from an SPSS file, could you please check what happens with the value labels in both programs, please?

  Riccardo (Jack) Lucchetti
  Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali (DiSES)

  Università Politecnica delle Marche
  (formerly known as Università di Ancona)
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