On Sat, 26 Nov 2011, Allin Cottrell wrote:
On the principle that what you can do via the gretl GUI you should
able to do via the gretl command line, here's what is now
available in CVS:
This will save a "CSV" file in which the decimal character is ',' (and
column separator is forced to ';').
However, I'm mostly in agreement with those who don't like use of anything
other than '.' as the decimal character (except for display purposes) so let
me hasten to add:
* The default is still to use '.' when saving data, even if the locale
decimal character is ',' and the user has elected to use this character in
display of gretl output.
* The new "set" command illustrated above is unusual in that it is not
persistent (this is documented in CVS, not yet in the snapshots). That is,
"set csv_decimal_comma" applies only to the next "store" command. If
to save several files using the decimal comma you must issue the relevant
"set" command each time. In other words, the decimal comma never becomes the
default for saving data, even within a gretl script or session.
FWIW, I applaud your decision.
Riccardo (Jack) Lucchetti
Dipartimento di Economia
Università Politecnica delle Marche