On Sat, 20 Aug 2011, Henrique Andrade wrote:
Today when we update Gretl for Mac OS all the server functions,
data, and databases are deleted. So every time I update the program need to
re-download these files on the server. I don't have this problem on my
Windows based PC.
OK, I see what you mean. This problem seems to be a result of
brokenness on the OS X platform. However, I've put in place a
work-around: gretl in the OS X package will by default write
downloaded databases, function files, etc., into ~/gretl. I'm
not using ~/.gretl because that's mostly intended for
invisible stuff. We don't really want users poking around in
there -- assuming they could find it!
My second problem (which generates my second suggestion): Here at my
the internet access requires secure proxy (with password), so I can't access
server's contents (such as functions and databases).
Maybe we should enable use of a proxies that require
authentication, but it probably won't happen real soon.
My second suggestion: Make offline installation of these contents
(so I can download them using the internet browser and made an offline
The function packages can be downloaded via
I need to put a link to this somewhere, but if you know where
to look, it's there.
And as of today you can download the gretl databases as
There is a link to this on the "Data for gretl" page. And the
textbook data files are on the same page.