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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.


That's was true in the past but with RStudio now I think that R have a popular nice graphical interface (even though I still prefer ESS)....but as you mention who doesn't love emacs and ESS mode is really great.


Perhaps we could get in touch with the ESS people (http://ess.r-project.org/index.php?Section=about) 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.


Is a great idea...but as a core member of the gretl development team I'm pretty sure that you'll have a better chance than me if you send them this request.

But If you want me to do something to help in this process just tell me, I'll be glad to help

Ahmadou

2011/11/9 Riccardo (Jack) Lucchetti <r.lucchetti@univpm.it>
On Wed, 9 Nov 2011, ahmadou dicko wrote:

Hi everyone

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 lacká is a complete emacs mode like the ESS R-mode, with the gretlcli console asá 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, helpá 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 (http://ess.r-project.org/index.php?Section=about) 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
UniversitÓ Politecnica delle Marche

r.lucchetti@univpm.it
http://www.econ.univpm.it/lucchetti
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