My apologies!

I've just been cutting my home directory off for convenience, I should have been writing "~.gretl/x12arima/x.d11: No such file or directory".

What I actually see is:

"/Users/pkallerman/.gretl/x12arima/x.d11: No such file or directory"

On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 11:09 AM, Allin Cottrell <> wrote:
On Fri, 13 Jan 2012, Patrick Kallerman wrote:

> The script you provided worked perfectly. I suppose then it is something
> I'm doing improperly? However this has been working for me for a few
> months...
> I'm using an imported file from STATA "y.dta", I run the following:
> open y.dta
> setobs 12 1990:01 --time-series
> genr valueadj = deseas(value, X)
> Every time I get ".gretl/x12arima/x.d11: No such file or directory".

Ah, I should have looked at the source code sooner: when you
use the deseas() function the input series (which might not be
a named series, but rather something generated on the fly,
like "log(y)") is given a temporary name of "x" for use with
X-12-ARIMA. So if something goes wrong the name of the missing
file will indeed be "x.d11".

But I'm puzzled by the fact that the path that appears in the
error message does not start with the name of a home
directory. What do you see if you issue these gretl commands:

print "dotdir = '@dotdir'"
printf "HOME = '%s'\n", getenv("HOME")


Allin Cottrell

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