On Wed, 21 Mar 2007, Riccardo (Jack) Lucchetti wrote:
And you also get one answer for free: yes, if you use a
localised version of gretl (ie Italian, Spanish, German etc.)
you get commas as decimal separators IN YOUR OUTPUT. You must
use the dot IN YOUR INPUT.
This is quite true so far as gretl scripts are concerned, or input
at the command line. However, we do accommodate entering numbers
using the locale decimal character in GUI dialog boxes that want
I'm not sure if this is the context that the original poster had
in mind, but I've noticed that we were not accepting the decimal
comma in the dialog box that is offered when you call a packaged
function. That is, suppose a function has a scalar argument; then
a "combo" box will be offered in which you can select a scalar
variable (if any are defined), or type in a number. It seems
reasonable that we should accept the decimal comma here, so I've
made a change in gretl CVS to that effect.