On Thu, 11 Oct 2007, Matthieu Stigler wrote:
So I moved my gretl file in the /home/mat/gretl and so launching
now partially good:
-It created a X12Arima file in the /home/mat/gretl
-I could use X 12 arima from the Gretl command line
-But it still stayed grey in the menu!
Is your data set recognized as seasonal time series? (It should
"Trimestriel" or "Mensuel" at the foot of the data window.) If
the data are seasonal but not recognized as such, use
"Donnees/Structure du jeu de donnees".
There are only 2 reasons why the "/Variable/X-12-ARIMA" menu item
gets greyed out: either the data are not seen as seasonal time
series, or the the "stat" system call does not recognize the
specified x12a program as existing, and as executable by the user.
As for specifying a different gretl user directory, you're free to
do that and gretl will create an x12arima directory tree under the
chosen directory -- unless, of course, this is blocked by a
permissions issue, or there's a regular file (not a directory) by
the name "x12arima" in the specified gretl user directory.